Smacking Ban Law 

Extent: Jersey
Updated 03 July 2020

Jersey is the first place in the British Isles to introduce a new smacking ban law. Children now have the same protection in law as adults from assault including:

- Hitting



The new law puts children first and prevents parents, carers, or legal guardians using any corporal punishment towards children.

Asking for help is a positive step and there are different agencies and professionals in Jersey where you can seek support from. 

For more information and support, see

For information to the amendment to the Children' Law see Children and Education (Amendment)(Jersey) Law 2020