This consultation ended 2 April 2018.

Consultation period:
9 January 2018 to 2 April 2018
Last updated:

Summary of outcome

The summary of responses is now available.

Details of outcome

Summary of responses

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Summary of responses - Annex B

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Original consultation

We want your views on the proposal to remove the defence of reasonable punishment.

Consultation description

It is against the law for a parent or carer to smack their child, except where this amounts to ‘reasonable punishment’ (section 58 Children Act 2004).

We are consulting on the development of a legislative proposal to remove this defence. This would not create a new criminal offence, but would remove a defence to the existing offence of common assault or battery.

 

Consultation documents

Consultation document

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Easy-read consultation

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Consultation for young people

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Draft regulatory impact assessment

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Welsh language impact assessment

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Children's rights impact assesment

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