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Commissioner calls for children to be given equal protection

Sally Holland, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales has marked Universal Children’s Day by urging Wales to lead the way in the field of children’s rights and become the first nation in the UK to remove the legal defence of ‘reasonable punishment’ against children.

The Commissioner says this would provide children with the same protection as adults in the eyes of the law. No legal defence exists for hitting another adult.

Please find the full statement here.