The NSPCC has issued a statement saying that 'there are better ways to discipline' children than sacking:
Whilst parents are currently allowed to smack their children, the evidence is continuing to build that it is ineffective and harmful to children. There are more positive and constructive ways to discipline children and a clear message that hitting anyone is not right would benefit all of society.
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