ordinary_magic (ordinary_magic) wrote in little_details,

Child abuse in U.K. 1970's

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Hi, I need some help with the following scenario. (I Google'd, etc. to death, and got nowhere.)

What would the general attitude be toward suspected child beatings by the parents in both a major metro area such as London, and a smaller, less-populated area in Wales? Time frame is 1970. Would neighbours be more inclined to view it as a private family matter? Would they call whatever the equivalent of Child Protective Services? How much trouble, if any could the parents be in? Their mindset is the "spare the rod, spoil the child" variety.

Thanks so much!
Tags: 1970-1979, uk (misc), ~childrearing

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