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 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:37:55 +0000 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:37:55 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Welsh First Minister: I smacked my children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-first-minister-i-smacked-children/ Carwyn Jones, whose Government wants to criminalise parents for smacking their children, says he physically chastised his own kids.

Keep on reading: Welsh First Minister: I smacked my children

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:39:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-first-minister-i-smacked-children/
MSP: ‘Scots smacking ban would infringe on parental freedom’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msp-scots-smacking-ban-infringe-parental-freedom/ Criminalising smacking in Scotland would remove parental rights and hand them to the state, an MSP has warned.

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Mon, 26 Mar 2018 16:00:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/msp-scots-smacking-ban-infringe-parental-freedom/
NHS Wales to treat parents as abusers if they smack https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-wales-treat-parents-abusers-smack/ Cwm Taf University Health Board (UHB) admitted that doctors and nurses who smack their own children will be reported to the police and social workers. This means they could face criminal investigation and possible suspension.

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:40:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/nhs-wales-treat-parents-abusers-smack/
‘The state should not interfere with child-raising’: RC Church https://www.christian.org.uk/news/state-not-interfere-child-raising-rc-church/ The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland has criticised Government-backed moves to criminalise parents who smack their own children.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:57:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/state-not-interfere-child-raising-rc-church/
Leading anti-smacking campaigner jailed for abuse of boy, 12 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leading-anti-smacking-campaigner-jailed-abuse-boy-12/ A key figure in campaigns to ban smacking has been jailed for sexually abusing a child in the 1960s.

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Mon, 26 Feb 2018 16:37:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/leading-anti-smacking-campaigner-jailed-abuse-boy-12/
‘Wake up Wales': Smacking ban has criminalised New Zealand parents https://www.christian.org.uk/news/wake-wales-smacking-ban-criminalised-new-zealand-parents/ Welsh politicians must heed a stark warning from New Zealand that a smacking ban does criminalise loving parents, campaigners say.

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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:52:45 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/wake-wales-smacking-ban-criminalised-new-zealand-parents/
Minister admits parents could be prosecuted if smacking is banned in Wales https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/minister-admits-parents-prosecuted-smacking-banned-wales/
Ofsted to march on with contentious ‘British values’ drive https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-march-contentious-british-values-drive/
Scot Gov: ‘Teach toddlers about sex consent’ https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scot-gov-teach-toddlers-sex-consent/
'Listen to our concerns over parental freedoms,' campaigners urge Welsh Government https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/listen-concerns-parental-freedoms-campaigners-urge-welsh-government/
'Mums know better than politicians how to raise their kids' https://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”.

Keep on reading: 'Mums know better than politicians how to raise their kids'

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:12:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mums-know-better-politicians-raise-kids/
Question Time audience rubbishes Scots smacking ban https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/question-time-audience-rubbishes-scots-smacking-ban/
‘Smacking ban will cause loving parents to suffer’ https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-will-cause-loving-parents-suffer/
Scottish Greens celebrate Bill to criminalise parents who smack https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-greens-celebrate-bill-criminalise-parents-smack/
Campaigners slam Scottish Govt U-Turn on smacking ban https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/campaigners-slam-scottish-govt-u-turn-smacking-ban/
SNP U-turns on criminalising parents who smack their children https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/snp-u-turns-criminalising-parents-smack-children/
Scottish Labour backs ‘anti-parent’ smacking ban https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-labour-backs-anti-parent-smacking-ban/
Scottish Govt backs move to criminalise parents who smack https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-govt-backs-move-criminalise-parents-smack/
‘Parents would be criminalised by Welsh Govt smacking ban’ https://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.

Keep on reading: ‘Parents would be criminalised by Welsh Govt smacking ban’

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Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:30:02 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-criminalised-welsh-govt-smacking-ban/
'Smacking ban would criminalise parents and waste resources' https://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 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-criminalise-parents-waste-resources/