Assembly Members have voted in favour of introducing a smacking ban in Wales. In the vote held in the Senedd, AMs voted to approve the law by 36 votes to 14.
The new Bill will remove the ''reasonable punishment'' defence from smacking laws. It is currently illegal for a parent or carer to smack their child, unless it amounts to 'reasonable punishment'.
Wales is now the second part of the UK, after Scotland to introduce the ban.
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan said physical punishment ''has no place in Wales.''
The Bill has been supported by a number of children's charities, including the NSPCC. They called the move a ''remarkable achievement that ''finally gives children in Wales the same legal protection from assault as adults.''
The new Bill is expected to come into force in 2022.