Under 18s


Did you know that in England it is legal for parents and other adults to hit children and young people?

But the Children are Unbeatable! Alliance wants to change that, and make it illegal for anyone to hurt children. 

This section of our website is aimed at children and young people. It will tell you more about the law and explain how you can help to change it.



In this section

Recent news

Report calls for prohibition in Scotland

Date: December 2015

A systematic review of research literature on physical punishment, jointly commissioned by Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland and NSPCC Scotland was published in November

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Corporal punishment to be banned in madrassas

Date: December 2015

On November 27 the Government published plans to prohibit corporal punishment in all part-time educational settings, including madrassas (see: consultation). The proposals also aim to prevent children being “radicalised” in madrassas...

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