New research has found 58% of the Welsh public believe it is already against the law to physically punish children in Wales
The research, which was carried out for the Welsh Government, also found just 35% of people said it would sometimes be necessary to smack a child. The same research showed the level of support for smacking was even lower among those with caring responsibilities – including parents, guardians and family members – for children aged seven or less. Just 28% agreed with the statement that “it was sometimes necessary to smack a child.”
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