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Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 4 – Commencement

14.Section 2 (awareness raising), sections 3(3) and 3(4) (regulation making powers), section 4 (commencement) and section 5 (short title) all come into force on the day after the Act receives Royal Assent. This is to enable the Scottish Government to raise awareness, and make any further transitional, transitory or saving provision they consider necessary, before section 1 (abolishing the reasonable chastisement defence) comes into force 12 months later.

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