Article

Skelping away

Citation

Sutherland E (2020) Skelping away. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 65 (10). https://www.lawscot.org.uk/members/journal/issues/vol-65-issue-10/skelping-away/

Abstract
On 7 November 2020, the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 will come fully into force. Parents (and others) will no longer be able to rely on the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ to prosecution for hitting their children. This article explores the background to the new law, its implementation and why any legal challenge is unlikely to succeed.

Journal
Journal of the Law Society of Scotland: Volume 65, Issue 10

StatusPublished
Publication date31/10/2020
Publication date online31/10/2020
Date accepted by journal15/09/2020
Publisher URLhttps://www.lawscot.org.uk/…0/skelping-away/
ISSN0458-8711