Figures released by charity the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal that police forces were called out to children’s care homes almost 23,000 times last year.
Because of human rights, it is illegal across the UK to beat children, families have legal protection from being separated and children are protected when giving evidence in courts.
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Corporal punishment in schools is not permitted
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Two mothers challenged school policy permitting corporal punishment. One boy was suspended from school for refusing to accept the punishment. The policy breached the mothers' rights to educate their children according to their convictions and the child's right to access education.