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NSPCC Why language matters: equal protection from physical assault

Last updated by on Monday, August 7, 2023


NSPCC Learning has published a new blog post as part of its Why Language Matters series looking at why it’s important to talk about the need for children to have equal protection from physical assault, rather than calling for a ‘smacking ban’.


The blog post looks at:

  • avoiding euphemistic language
  • drawing parallels between the legal protections offered to adults and children
  • the need to take a child centred approach to the debate.