Consultation - Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

Date: 4th December 2018
Category: Equal protection from violence


Closing date: 25th January 2019

The Finance and Constitution Committee has launched a call for views on the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Financial Memorandum. The Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 6 September 2018.  The purpose of the Bill is to end the physical punishment of children by parents or those with caring responsibility for a child. The Bill would remove the defence of “reasonable chastisement” which can be used to justify using physical force on a child.

Read the Bill Financial Memorandum here.

Read Together’s briefing here.

A copy of the Bill and accompanying documents can be found here. For more information on the consultation and to respond, visit the website here. Please use the template provided on the website to respond, and ensure you complete the first page which is a mandatory data protection form.