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Is smacking a child an acceptable form of punishment? The answer is no.

However, the vast majority of children in Europe have experienced some form of corporal punishment. Protecting children against corporal punishment describes how to raise awareness on this issue through campaigns and how child abuse can be prevented.
 

Case studies of successful campaigns in the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland are presented in detail.

This publication should be of particular interest to specialists who work in the child protection field, teachers, parents and health-care professionals.

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Produced jointly by the integrated project "Response to violence in everyday life in a democratic society" and the Directorate General of Social Cohesion