Ensuring non-violent chilhoods

Guidance on implementing the prohibition of corporal punishment in domestic settings.

Achieving equal protection from assault for children in the home requires an explicit statement in legislation, which makes it absolutely clear that any form or degree of physical punishment, or any other form of humiliating or degrading punishment, of children is unlawful.

This is an essential step in creating childhoods free from violence, given the traditional legal and social acceptance of some degree of corporal punishment in child rearing.