21st March 2022 is a historic moment for children and their rights in Wales where physically punishing children will be illegal.

This can mean:

  • Smacking
  • Hitting
  • Slapping
  • Shaking
  • and other types too where physical force is used.

It will give children the same protection as adults from assault

Anyone who physically punishes a child will be at risk of breaking the law, risk of being arrested or charged with assault and at risk of getting a criminal record.

If you are accessing support from CarmDAS, information, advice and support is available to help find positive ways to manage children's behaviour.

For further information click here