1. A licence to hit children that shames us all, By Sir William Utting, The Observer, June 20, 2004

  2. Ministers agree to ban on parents smacking children, By Francis Elliott, Independent.co.uk, June 20, 2004

  3. Childminders banned from smacking, BBC News, May 4, 2003

  4. NSPCC CALL FOR GOVERNMENT RETHINK ON HITTING CHILDREN FOLLOWING UN REPORT, NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) , October 3, 2002

  5. KEY UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS BODY URGES UK TO BAN ALL PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT, From Peter Newell, Children are Unbeatable!, May 20, 2002

  6. "Children are Unbeatable!" EPOCH WORLDWIDE reacts to government Consultation Document, January 18, 2000

  7. Give children the right messages about the use of violence and the same protection from assault as adults, Judy Lister, UK director of Save the Children, January 18, 2000

  8. Parliament struggles to find language that will both protect children from violence, but also protect those who use it against them--Parents retain right to smack, hitting with objects could be banned, BBC News, January 18, 2000

  9. Ban on corporal punishment now applies to Britain's private schools, Reuters, September 2, 1999

  10. European Court unanimous ruling bans corporal punishment of UK children, From The Guardian, September 23, 1998

  11. Complete text, European Court of Human Rights, Case of A. v. The United Kingdom, (100/1997/884/1096), Judgement, Strasbourg, 23 September 1998

  12. England's traditional permissiveness toward abusive parents turns the corner By Frances Gib, Legal Correspondent for The Times, September 24, 1998

  13. Education corporal punishment outlawed, BBC News, June 16, 1998

  14. Members of Parliament who spoke for abolition, 1998

  15. UK school corporal punishment ban argued in the House of Commons, March 25, 1998 Excerpt from Hansard (House of Commons Daily Debates)

  16. England--Caning set to go the way of all flesh
    Frances Rafferty reports on the imminent inclusion of private schools in the corporal punishment ban. From The Times Educational Supplement, March 6, 1998

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