Wales to introduce smacking ban

Wales is the second country in the UK, after Scotland, to introduce the ban. It is expected to come into force in 2022 h by the Welsh assembly.

The bill was supported by Labour and Plaid Cymru AMs and backed by organisations including the NSPCC, Barnardo’s Cymru, Save the Children, Action for Children and Children in Wales.

It has been described as “historic” by deputy social services minister Julie Morgan who has been campaigning for the ban since 2015. Read more.