NHS Wales to treat parents as abusers if they smack
Loving parents who gently smack their own children will be branded child abusers under proposals in Wales, Freedom of Information (FoI) requests have revealed.
Cwm Taf University Health Board (UHB) admitted that doctors and nurses who smack their own children will be reported to the police and social workers. This means they could face criminal investigation and possible suspension.
A separate statement from Public Health Wales obtained by the Be Reasonable campaign linked smacking to torture and other âcruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishmentâ....