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An overview of data relating to the monitoring of The Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020.

The Welsh government collect information from social services, Out of Court Parenting Support, and the Crown Prosecution service on numbers of physical punishment cases. This report summarises the data that has been collected to date.

Revision note

‘The Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020: first data release' has been revised due to an error identified in the data. Revised figures have been included in the ‘The Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020: Data release for March 2022 to March 2023’ release and accompanying tables. Please note that the ‘The Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020: first data release' release has not been updated.

Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Contact

Ryan Nicholls

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome correspondence in Welsh.

Media

Telephone: 0300 025 8099

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