Health & Wellbeing

Smacking Ban

The law on all forms of physical punishment of children in Scotland changed on 7 November 2020. From this date all forms of physical punishment of children became against the law in Scotland. Scotland is the first part of the UK to ban the smacking of children.

This change in the law is about making things better for children in Scotland.

For more information visit the Scottish Government website



Below are some resources created by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These might be useful if you or somebody in your family is worried about the current situation and needs some extra support.

CAMHS leaflet for parents

CAMHS leaflet for teenagers

CAMHS leaflet for under 12s