Repeal laws which diminish parental responsibility

All laws which seek to diminish the right/duty of parents to be responsible for their children should be repealed.

 

This would cover such acts as the use of child seats in cars, the right to know what medical/lifestyle advice is being given to them etc

 

It would also ensure that parents are responsible, in law, for the acts of their children and so be liable to make recompense.

Why is this idea important?

All laws which seek to diminish the right/duty of parents to be responsible for their children should be repealed.

 

This would cover such acts as the use of child seats in cars, the right to know what medical/lifestyle advice is being given to them etc

 

It would also ensure that parents are responsible, in law, for the acts of their children and so be liable to make recompense.

Equal Rights for Fathers

In the event of separation/divorce, joint residency should be the norm rather than the exception. Under current rules, it is absurd that a father may have to still pay child maintenance to the mother even if the children have more overnight stays with him because historically the mother has been the one in receipt of child allowance (the Child Support Agency use this to determine who the resident parent is and therefore who pays (or not) child maintenance).

Why is this idea important?

In the event of separation/divorce, joint residency should be the norm rather than the exception. Under current rules, it is absurd that a father may have to still pay child maintenance to the mother even if the children have more overnight stays with him because historically the mother has been the one in receipt of child allowance (the Child Support Agency use this to determine who the resident parent is and therefore who pays (or not) child maintenance).

Abolish state-sanctioned corporal punishment

Abolish the common law defence of "reasonable chastisement" that allows parents (and some other adults acting in loco parentis) to use corporal punishment against children.

Why is this idea important?

Abolish the common law defence of "reasonable chastisement" that allows parents (and some other adults acting in loco parentis) to use corporal punishment against children.