Should smacking be made illegal in England?

School psychologists have launched a campaign to ban smacking claiming it’s harmful to children’s mental health.

The Trade Union Congress supports that the the law should be changed to match Scotland.

Wales is also planning to bring legislation forward according to their children and social care minister.

It’s currently banned in schools but parents can smack a child as long as it’s not deemed ‘unreasonable.’

Sky News debated the idea with the executive for the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) John Drewicz and Dr Stuart Waiton from Abertay University who is against the idea.

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