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November 2019
News > Education

Parents in Wales could lose sex lessons opt out

Parents in Wales could lose their right to remove their children from sex and relationship classes under Welsh Government plans. The proposal is currently part of an eight-week consultation. A previous consultation found that 89 per cent of respondents backed the right of parents to take children out of the classes. But Education Minister…

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September 2019
News > Society

Welsh council resists secularists’ attempt to ban Christian prayers

Secularists have renewed efforts to prevent local councils from conducting prayers before meetings, this time targeting Denbighshire Council in Wales. Councillor Paul Penlington called on Denbighshire Council to conduct prayers away from the council chamber, and has received the support of the National Secular Society (NSS). However, the councillors have defended their freedom to…

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September 2019
News > Church news > News in brief

2019 South Wales Revival Conference

This year was the 20th annual week-long conference (6-13 July). The fine weather was matched by excellent ministry. Stuart Olyott (Liverpool) opened the conference with a fine exposition of Ephesians 5:18: ‘Be filled with the Spirit’. Interestingly, the other sermons were all drawn from the Old Testament. Each evening from Monday to Friday, Mark…

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September 2019
News > Ethics

Welsh smacking ban will cost millions

Welsh Assembly plans to criminalise parents that smack their children will cost millions of pounds, senior politicians in Wales have admitted. In July, the official consultation on the proposed smacking legislation revealed not only were there high levels of public opposition but also the costs of implementing the bill could be between £2.3m and…

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July 2019
News > Ethics

Parents to be treated as ‘suspects’ if smacking ban goes ahead, top prosecutor admits

The top prosecutor in Wales has admitted that parents will be treated as ‘suspects’, if a proposed smacking ban goes ahead, adding that he can foresee ‘real difficulties’. The stark comments were made by Barry Hughes, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Wales, who was giving evidence to a Committee of the Welsh Assembly. He was…

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February 2019
News > Society

Professor says Wales smacking consultation ignored research

An academic who contributed to the Welsh Government’s consultation on criminalising parents who smack their children says his research has been misquoted and ignored. Professor Robert Larzelere called on politicians not to introduce a smacking ban in defiance of the ‘relevant evidence’. He said: ‘The consultation document also failed to summarise all of the…

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September 2018
News > Family

Family – Welsh smacking ban ‘a priority’

The Welsh First Minister says banning smacking in Wales will be one of his top priorities during his final months in office. Carwyn Jones will step down as First Minister in December, but in his annual statement he outlined plans for new laws he wants the Welsh Assembly to pass in the next year.…

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