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LOCAL INFORMATION

8.30.65.L6
Smacking Ban Law 

Extent: Jersey
Updated 03 July 2020
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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

-Smacking

-Slapping

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 https://www.gov.je/caring/children/childrenwelfare/pages/smackingbanlaw.aspx

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