Children need to be protected irrespective of cultural sensitivities
High Court Judge, Mrs Justice Pauffley has said authorities need to make allowances for a "cultural context" when ruling on physical abuse cases. The comment was made during the ruling on a case involving a man accused of assualting his wife and son. This comes as a great shock to us, as we feel there is no excuse for child abuse.
An NSPCC spokesman said:
"Children need to be protected irrespective of cultural sensitivities. Different practices are no excuse for child abuse taking place in this country and the law doesn't make that distinction.
"Every child deserves the right to be safe and protected from physical abuse and the courts must reflect this."