Interesting Fact - British Law

A newly proposed law in the UK would mean that any parent or carer who harmed the 'emotional, social or behavioural development' of a child would face up to 10 years in jail.

(The current law on “wilful neglect” is governed by the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, the update to this law is being called a Cinderella law, and it attempts to address the fact that emotional neglect of a child has been shown to be equally as destructive to a child’s well being as physical abuse. The new law will mean that “emotional cruelty” will be a crime for the first time, ranking alongside physical or sexual abuse.)

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