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MP: 'Cinderella Law' will help catch neglect

Making emotional cruelty to children a criminal offence would help catch parents and carers who neglect children, a Conservative MP has said.

Robert Buckland said the law needed updating as non-physical abuse, ranging from ignoring children to terrorising them, could cause children "significant harm."

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast, he insisted the "Cinderella Law" would not target "nasty" parents, but criminal behaviour:

  • 31 Mar 2014
  • From the section UK
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