Conference Reflections. Some Practice and Practical Implications of Banning the Physical Punishment of Children through Legislation

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Abstract

This brief paper represents the reflections of a participant at the recent conference ‘The Physical Punishment of Children’ organised jointly by Child Care in Practice and The Office of Law Reform. The participant’s reflections are related to his roles both as a Family Therapist and as a Guardian Ad Litem. The writer largely accepts the academic and moral arguments in respect of making the physical punishment of children a legal offence, so eloquently put by the main speakers. He wishes, however, to draw out some of the practical and practice implications which need to be considered alongside the implementation of such legislative change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalChild Care in Practice
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Pediatrics
  • Community and Home Care

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