Child protection organisations have issued a new joint statement: “Our organisations represent key elements in the child protection system. We are among the 400-plus organisations in the Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance which believe that legislation to give equal protection for children under the law on assault is vital to fulfil children’s human rights and to set a clear standard for non-violent parenting. We believe full legal reform is the only safe, just and workable way forward.”
Signatories to the statement include the NSPCC, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and the British Association of Social Workers.