What a legal ban on smacking means for nurses
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What a legal ban on smacking means for nurses

Laws on physically punishing children vary across the UK. Find out how this affects your practice, and how to respond if you see a child being smacked by an adult

Smacking a child as a form of punishment or to control their behaviour is a controversial issue, which divides public opinion.

Nursing Standard. 37, 12, 24-25. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.12.24.s14

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