Physical punishment and the law

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26 Jul 2022 - The Independent
  A mother has been found guilty of killing her 10-week-old daughter six days after the girl was discharged into her parents’ care against the advice of healthcare professionals.
02 Jun 2022 - BBC News
A man who left a two-month-old boy badly brain-damaged, then tried to blame a toddler for the injuries, has been jailed for seven years.
25 May 2022 - BBC News
A man who murdered his partner's three-year-old son after inflicting more than 20 rib fractures over weeks of beatings has been jailed for at least 24 years.
21 Mar 2022 - Guardian
Welsh government hails ‘historic moment’ for children’s rights amid calls for England to follow suit. Smacking and slapping children has been outlawed in Wales, with people told to contact social services or police if they see a parent or carer...
21 Mar 2022 - Welsh Government
21 March 2022 was a historic moment for children and their rights in Wales. From this day on, physically punishing children became illegal in Wales.
15 Mar 2022 - ITV News
The mother of murdered toddler Star Hobson has had her sentence increased after the Court of Appeal ruled that her original punishment was "unduly lenient".
16 Dec 2021 - The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY)
The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) is the Independent Human Rights Institution established in 2003 under the ‘Commissioner for Children and Young People (Northern Ireland) Order 2003’. NICCY’s mission is to ‘...
15 Dec 2021 - BBC News
Star Hobson's former babysitter - the first person to raise concerns about the murdered toddler - has said her warnings were not taken seriously.
15 Dec 2021 - BBC News
In her 16 short months, Star Hobson lived a life in two halves - the first filled with the warmth of true love, the second with cold, callous mistreatment. Concerns were raised. Star's family say they tried to warn authorities. So how did a little...
15 Dec 2021 -
A woman who murdered her partner's 16-month-old daughter has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.