Annual Report to Children and Young People 2020-2021

People often have strong opinions about whether smacking is right or wrong, helpful or harmful, or whether parents should even have the right to smack their children.

It can be overwhelming for parents when outsiders – including other parents, onlookers, politicians or various experts – weigh into the debate about how they should raise their children. But it can be equally difficult and confusing for the children and young people at the centre of the debate.