is it legal for your parents to hit you

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Illegal

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  • Is it wrong for a parent to hit a child?

  • You have a really good point about parents hitting children. At ChildLine we believe that any kind of hitting is wrong – I would say that hitting a child is physical abuse and that is not allowed. It would be wrong of any parent to hit their children.

  • Is it illegal to hit your child in the UK?

  • Is it illegal to hit your child in the UK? Here are the laws on smacking kids ENGLAND is one of just four countries in Europe where it is legal to smack your child. But what is the law surrounding it and have Wales and Scotland banned the practice?

  • Is it okay for someone to hit You?

  • It’s never okay for someone to hit you, especially the people who are supposed to look after you like a parent or carer. There is nothing you can say or do to make it okay to hurt you and it’s not your fault if someone does. If someone punches another person, then this is assault.

  • Is it illegal to smack your child?

  • The practice is still legal – unless unreasonable force is used Credit: Alamy Is it illegal to smack your children and what is the law? It is legal for a carer or parent to smack their own child to what amounts to reasonable punishment according to section 58 of the Children Act 2004.

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