Parents who deny their children affection could face prosecution under proposals for England and Wales being considered by the government.
According to The Telegraph, a new change to a current law on “wilful neglect” would make it a crime under British law to do anything that would deliberately harm a child’s “intellectual, emotional, social or behavioral development”. This could include deliberately ignoring a child, or not showing them any love, over prolonged periods of time, damaging a child’s emotional development.
Parents who deny their children affection could face prosecution under proposals for England and Wales being considered by the government. Matthew Downie, from the charity Action for Children which is calling for the so-called Cinderella Law said existing laws on child neglect date back to 1933.
The change is being made to an existing law which holds an adult responsible only if they have deliberately physically assaulted, abandoned or exposed a child to suffering or injury.
According to Infowars.com, The law will allow the intervention of police if it is determined parents are deliberately ignoring a child, not showing a degree of love determined by the state, and damaging a child’s emotional development.