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LOCAL INFORMATION

8.30.65.L6
Smack or assault?

Extent: Jersey
March 1996
Updated 23 November 2018
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Cases of possible physical abuse are referred to Child Services . There is close liaison between Child Services and the Police before prosecutions are brought.

Under Article 35 of the Children (Jersey) Law 2002, it is an offense for any person who is responsible for a child under the age of 16 to recklessly or intentionally: