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Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020


1.These Explanatory Notes are for the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 28 January 2020 and received Royal Assent on 20 March 2020. They have been prepared by the Department for Education and Public Services of the Welsh Government to assist the reader of the Act.

2.The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it. They are not meant to be a comprehensive description of the Act and where an individual section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.

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Text created by the Welsh Government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Welsh Parliament.


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