The Christian Institute - Parental freedoms News http://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-and-family/parental-freedoms The latest parental freedoms news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:10:25 +0000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:10:25 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Minister admits parents could be prosecuted if smacking is banned in Wales http://www.christian.org.uk/news/minister-admits-parents-prosecuted-smacking-banned-wales/ Parents who smack their children in Wales could be prosecuted if reasonable chastisement is made illegal, the Welsh Children’s Minister has admitted.

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Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:31:31 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/minister-admits-parents-prosecuted-smacking-banned-wales/
Ofsted to march on with contentious ‘British values’ drive http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-march-contentious-british-values-drive/ Ofsted will try to give its ‘British values’ drive a new lease of life, despite it being mired in controversy for the last three years.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:49:05 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-march-contentious-british-values-drive/
Scot Gov: ‘Teach toddlers about sex consent’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-gov-teach-toddlers-sex-consent/ The Scottish Government has come under fire for suggesting that two-year-olds should be taught about sexual consent.

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Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:00:32 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-gov-teach-toddlers-sex-consent/
'Listen to our concerns over parental freedoms,' campaigners urge Welsh Government http://www.christian.org.uk/news/listen-concerns-parental-freedoms-campaigners-urge-welsh-government/ Campaigners have slammed the Welsh Children’s Minister for throwing his support behind plans to criminalise parents who smack.

Keep on reading: 'Listen to our concerns over parental freedoms,' campaigners urge Welsh Government

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:44:05 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/listen-concerns-parental-freedoms-campaigners-urge-welsh-government/
'Mums know better than politicians how to raise their kids' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mums-know-better-politicians-raise-kids/ A leading voice in the campaign against bans on smacking says Scottish and Welsh legislators are treating parents as “morally suspect”.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:12:20 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mums-know-better-politicians-raise-kids/
Question Time audience rubbishes Scots smacking ban http://www.christian.org.uk/news/question-time-audience-rubbishes-scots-smacking-ban/ Audience members strongly protested against a proposed smacking ban in Scotland during last night’s Question Time.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:55:49 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/question-time-audience-rubbishes-scots-smacking-ban/
‘Smacking ban will cause loving parents to suffer’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-will-cause-loving-parents-suffer/ Critics have denounced the Scottish Government for backing a proposed ban on smacking, warning of “dire” consequences.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:24:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-will-cause-loving-parents-suffer/
Scottish Greens celebrate Bill to criminalise parents who smack http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-greens-celebrate-bill-criminalise-parents-smack/ A bid to criminalise parents who smack their children has been celebrated by the Scottish Green Party.

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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:27:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-greens-celebrate-bill-criminalise-parents-smack/
Campaigners slam Scottish Govt U-Turn on smacking ban http://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-slam-scottish-govt-u-turn-smacking-ban/ Campaigners have slammed the Scottish Government for backing a ban on smacking as they revealed a new opinion poll which shows three quarters of parents oppose the move.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:59:46 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-slam-scottish-govt-u-turn-smacking-ban/
SNP U-turns on criminalising parents who smack their children http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-u-turns-criminalising-parents-smack-children/ The Scottish Government has said it will “ensure” a proposal that criminalises parents who smack their children becomes law.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-u-turns-criminalising-parents-smack-children/
Scottish Labour backs ‘anti-parent’ smacking ban http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-labour-backs-anti-parent-smacking-ban/ The Scottish Labour Party has given its support to a Member’s Bill which would criminalise parents who smack their children.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:19:34 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-labour-backs-anti-parent-smacking-ban/
Scottish Govt backs move to criminalise parents who smack http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-govt-backs-move-criminalise-parents-smack/ First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has backed a ban on smacking in Scotland that would criminalise parents.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:32:23 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-govt-backs-move-criminalise-parents-smack/
‘Parents would be criminalised by Welsh Govt smacking ban’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-criminalised-welsh-govt-smacking-ban/ Plans to outlaw smacking in Wales would criminalise thousands of ordinary parents, a new campaign group has warned.

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:30:02 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-criminalised-welsh-govt-smacking-ban/
'Smacking ban would criminalise parents and waste resources' http://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-criminalise-parents-waste-resources/ A proposal to ban parents from smacking their children in Scotland faced a slew of criticism at the weekend.

Keep on reading: 'Smacking ban would criminalise parents and waste resources'

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Tue, 16 May 2017 15:12:05 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-criminalise-parents-waste-resources/
Bid to criminalise parents who smack their children unveiled in Scotland http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bid-criminalise-parents-smack-children-unveiled-scotland/ A law criminalising parents for smacking their children is being proposed in Scotland.

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Fri, 12 May 2017 15:08:01 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/bid-criminalise-parents-smack-children-unveiled-scotland/
Judge berates council for seizing baby from parents in ‘very serious interference with family life’ http://www.christian.org.uk/news/judge-berates-council-seizing-baby-parents-serious-interference-family-life/ Parents who had their baby removed from them by a council have been awarded compensation in a case being described as a “serious interference with family life”.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:21:03 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/judge-berates-council-seizing-baby-parents-serious-interference-family-life/
French ‘smacking ban’: How the media got it wrong http://www.christian.org.uk/news/french-smacking-ban-media-got-wrong/ Reports in the media that France has banned smacking are wide of the mark, The Christian Institute can reveal.

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:06:57 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/french-smacking-ban-media-got-wrong/
Critics slam Welsh smacking plans, after Westminster move http://www.christian.org.uk/news/critics-slam-welsh-smacking-plans-westminster-move/ Proposals for a law which would criminalise parents for smacking their children have come in for fresh criticism from family advocates.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:39:55 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/critics-slam-welsh-smacking-plans-westminster-move/
Church of Scotland calls for ban on smacking http://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-scotland-calls-ban-smacking/ A prominent figure within the Church of Scotland has reiterated calls for a ban on smacking.

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Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:15:48 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/church-scotland-calls-ban-smacking/
Parents will get say on Welsh bid to ban smacking http://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-will-get-say-on-welsh-bid-to-ban-smacking/ Parents will be consulted by the Welsh Assembly over plans to ban smacking.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:58:22 +0000 http://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-will-get-say-on-welsh-bid-to-ban-smacking/