Scotland has become the first part of the UK to ban smacking children.
New legislation means parents in Scotland will face criminal charges if they are found guilty of hitting their kids as a way of disciplining them.
It comes after MSPs at Holyrood passed the Equal Protection from Assault Bill, by 84 votes to 29, which was brought forward by Green Party member John Finnie. Parents and guardians are currently allowed to use ‘reasonable’ physical force to discipline children but this will change under new legislation. Read more