Slapping / Physical Punishment
The ISPCC views physical punishment as not just a key human rights issue but also a key child protection issue. We believe the Government must now grasp the opportunity to introduce legislation and necessary parenting support systems that lay down a clear standard for the way society aspires to treat its children.
The ISPCC is calling for the National Vetting Bureau Act 2012 to be commenced in full as a matter of priority.
As a Safer Internet Project partner and a provider of online support services, the ISPCC has been vocal about the risks to children online as well as offering support and guidance to young people and parents about how to navigate the online world safely.