The Christian Institute - Parental freedoms News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-and-family/parental-freedoms The latest parental freedoms news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:52 +0000 Sun, 25 Aug 2019 14:13:52 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Criminalising parents who smack children set to cost millions https://www.christian.org.uk/news/criminalising-parents-who-smack-children-set-to-cost-millions/ Politicians in Wales have admitted that their plans to criminalise parents who smack their children will cost millions of pounds.

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Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:32:01 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/criminalising-parents-who-smack-children-set-to-cost-millions/
Two thirds oppose Wales bid to criminalise smacking https://www.christian.org.uk/news/two-thirds-oppose-wales-bid-to-criminalise-smacking/ Official consultation results have confirmed the strong opposition to criminalising parental smacking in Wales.

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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:24:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/two-thirds-oppose-wales-bid-to-criminalise-smacking/
MSP warns: Smacking ban could also criminalise shouting https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msp-warns-smacking-ban-could-also-criminalise-shouting/ Parents could be criminalised if they shout at their children, under the proposed legislation to ban smacking an MSP has warned.

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Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:15:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msp-warns-smacking-ban-could-also-criminalise-shouting/
Top lawyers acknowledge smacking ban could criminalise parents https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-lawyers-acknowledge-smacking-ban-could-criminalise-parents/ Banning smacking could criminalise loving parents, top prosecutors in Scotland and Wales have warned.

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:45:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-lawyers-acknowledge-smacking-ban-could-criminalise-parents/
MSPs vote to criminalise parents who smack their children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-vote-to-criminalise-parents-who-smack-their-children/ Scottish politicians have backed the general principles of a smacking ban which could criminalise thousands of parents.

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Wed, 29 May 2019 10:54:51 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-vote-to-criminalise-parents-who-smack-their-children/
MSPs to debate smacking ban after committee rejects major concerns https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-to-debate-smacking-ban-after-committee-rejects-major-concerns/ Scottish politicians will debate legislation that would criminalise parents who gently smack their children, despite warnings the plan will divert valuable police resources.

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Fri, 17 May 2019 15:45:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msps-to-debate-smacking-ban-after-committee-rejects-major-concerns/
Police set to investigate hundreds of Welsh parents over smacking https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-evidence-reveals-smacking-ban-could-criminalise-parents/ Hundreds of parents in Wales could be criminalised if a smacking ban comes into force, police figures reveal.

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Thu, 09 May 2019 14:37:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-evidence-reveals-smacking-ban-could-criminalise-parents/
Be Reasonable: Wales Govt ‘playing with fire’ over smacking ban https://www.christian.org.uk/news/be-reasonable-wales-govt-playing-with-fire-over-smacking-ban/ The Welsh Government is “playing with fire” over plans to ban parental smacking, a spokesman for the group leading opposition to the move has said.

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Fri, 03 May 2019 14:13:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/be-reasonable-wales-govt-playing-with-fire-over-smacking-ban/
Smacking ban will destroy trust in families, says legal expert https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-will-destroy-trust-in-families-says-legal-expert/ Scotland’s proposed smacking ban would unfairly criminalise parents and “destroy family relations and trust”, a legal expert has warned.

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019 15:38:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-will-destroy-trust-in-families-says-legal-expert/
Welsh Govt pushes ahead with smacking ban https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-pushes-ahead-with-smacking-ban/ The Welsh Government has published a Bill which will criminalise parents who smack their children.

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Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:00:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-pushes-ahead-with-smacking-ban/
Harmless smack ‘will be abuse’ under proposed law https://www.christian.org.uk/news/harmless-smack-will-be-abuse-under-proposed-law/ Parents who discipline their children with a “harmless” smack will be treated as child abusers, a leading Scottish legal expert has clarified.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:43:59 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/harmless-smack-will-be-abuse-under-proposed-law/
Almost all Scots oppose plans to ban smacking https://www.christian.org.uk/news/almost-all-scots-oppose-plans-to-ban-smacking/ The vast majority of Scots oppose plans to ban smacking in the country, Holyrood’s recent public consultation has found.

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:07:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/almost-all-scots-oppose-plans-to-ban-smacking/
Dad cannot stop docs from giving daughter hormone treatment, Canada judge rules https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dad-cannot-stop-docs-from-giving-daughter-hormone-treatment-canada-judge-rules/ A judge in Canada has ruled that the father of a troubled 14-year-old cannot stop medics from giving her damaging hormonal treatment against his will.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:36:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dad-cannot-stop-docs-from-giving-daughter-hormone-treatment-canada-judge-rules/
Smacking ban ‘elitist’ and ‘patronising’, MSPs told https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-elitist-and-patronising-msps-told/ A sociologist has told MSPs they are “living on another planet” if they think parental smacking is a form of violence.

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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:27:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-elitist-and-patronising-msps-told/
Police Scotland: ‘Smacking ban will be costly’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-scotland-smacking-ban-will-be-costly/ Scottish police chiefs have told MSPs that banning smacking will mean increased costs for the force as officers spend more time investigating parents.

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Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:53:42 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/police-scotland-smacking-ban-will-be-costly/
‘Don’t tell children they are naughty or lazy’, Scot Govt says https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-tell-children-they-are-naughty-or-lazy-scot-govt-says/ The Scottish Government has drawn fresh criticism for intruding on family life with its new guidance on how parents should speak to their children.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:55:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/dont-tell-children-they-are-naughty-or-lazy-scot-govt-says/
Prof says Wales smacking consultation ignored research https://www.christian.org.uk/news/prof-says-wales-smacking-consultation-ignored-research/ An academic who contributed to the Welsh Government’s consultation on criminalising parents who smack their children says his research has been misquoted and ignored.

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Fri, 21 Dec 2018 14:33:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/prof-says-wales-smacking-consultation-ignored-research/
Arguments for smacking ban are ‘misleading and inaccurate’, Welsh Assembly told https://www.christian.org.uk/news/arguments-for-smacking-ban-are-misleading-and-inaccurate-welsh-assembly-told/ A senior Assembly Member has rejected plans by the Welsh Government to criminalise parents who smack their children, saying a smacking ban is “not the right way forward”.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:26:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/arguments-for-smacking-ban-are-misleading-and-inaccurate-welsh-assembly-told/
Sturgeon ‘deliberately misleading’ Scots with smacking rhetoric https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sturgeon-deliberately-misleading-scots-smacking-rhetoric/ Scotland’s First Minister has come under fire from one of her own party’s voters over its support for a smacking ban.

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Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:33:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/sturgeon-deliberately-misleading-scots-smacking-rhetoric/
Scots smacking ban consultation launched https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-smacking-ban-consultation-launched/ A consultation on whether or not smacking should become a criminal offence in Scotland has been launched today.

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Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:50:10 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scots-smacking-ban-consultation-launched/