Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

John Finnie MSP

Draft Proposal

A proposal for a Bill to give children equal protection from assault by prohibiting the physical punishment of children by parents and others caring for or in charge of children

Lodged 11 May 2017

Consultation closed on 4 August 2017

Accompanied by: Consultation Document (386KB pdf)

Final Proposal

A proposal for a bill to give children equal protection from assault by prohibiting the physical punishment of children by parents and others caring for or in charge of children.

Lodged 24 October 2017

Accompanied by: Summary of consultation responses (453KB pdf)

Total Supporters: 31

14 Scottish National Party

8 Scottish Labour

5 Scottish Green Party

3 Scottish Liberal Democrats

1 Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

For Supporters' names see:

 

Right to introduce Member's Bill secured?

 Yes

 

Member's Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?

The Member has the right to introduce a Member's Bill to give effect to the proposal until 1 June 2020 (or, exceptionally, until 30 September 2020).