Ending Physical Punishment in Wales

21 March 2022 is a historic moment for children and their rights in Wales.

From this day on, physically punishing children will be illegal in Wales.  This change is being brought about by the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020 (the Act).

As a professional social worker in Wales, here’s what you need to know about the change in law.