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Topic: Child cruelty

Physical punishment – ‘A thin line between reasonable chastisement and assault’

The 21 March 2022 was a historic day in Wales. As of this date, physically punishing children became illegal.

Introduction to the Sentencing Council’s new child cruelty definitive guideline

The Sentencing Council recently issued a new Definitive Guideline for Child Cruelty offences, applicable to defendants aged 18 or over who are sentenced in the Crown Court on or after 1 January 2019.