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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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You can’t beat up your child

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A stepfather beat his stepson with a cane, causing him bruising. His defence was that "reasonable chastisement" was necessary to control the boy. The court said this was inhumane and degrading treatment.

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