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Success for John Finnie MSP to Ban Smacking of Children in Scotland

John FinnieLocal MSP John Finnie, Scottish Greens is delighted that his member’s Bill to give children equal protection from assault will be taken forward in the Scottish Parliament.

John Finnie said:

“Children deserve the same legal protection from assault that adults enjoy, a position that children’s rights organisations and charities have long been arguing.

“If passed, the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill will see Scotland join more than 50 other countries around the world in ensuring that children are protected from physical punishment.

“I would like to thank again all those who responded to my consultation and to my colleagues for lending me their support to introduce this bill. I would also like to thank the clerks in the Scottish Parliament, civil servants across the Scottish Government and my own staff for their advice and support in drafting the bill and the associated documents.”

The Scottish Government included the Bill in their Programme for Government.

Click on this link to read more about the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill

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