It is NOT ok to hit your child with a stick, wooden spoon, slipper or any other object it is ILLEGAL.
Hitting a child with any object is a form of ASSAULT and CHILD ABUSE .
Part of our job at Whitehall Junior School is to make sure all children are safe and free from the risk of harm – at school and at home. In line with our Safeguarding Policy we will report any safeguarding concerns we have to Social Services and / or the Police.
This is NOT a cultural issue , you should not use this as an excuse. We are in the UK and hitting a child with an object is AGAINST THE LAW!
The school’s Safeguarding Policy can be found in the Policy section of the school’s website.
If you require help, support or advice please come and see our Family support worker, Anisha Patel.