The Day Care and Child Minding (National Standards) (England) Regulations 2003

Prohibition on use of corporal punishment

5.  (1)  A registered person shall not give corporal punishment to a child for whom he acts as a child minder or provides day care and, so far as is reasonably practicable, shall ensure that corporal punishment is not given to any such child by—

(a)any person looking after children on the premises;

(b)any person in charge; or

(c)any person living or working on the premises.

(2) A person shall not be taken to have given corporal punishment in breach of paragraph (1) if the action was taken for reasons that include averting an immediate danger of personal injury to, or an immediate danger of death of, any person (including the child himself).