I cannot find the bit I want - I am sure it was one of the first paragraphs, if not the first, about it being an offence to cause suffering etc. etc. but I cannot see it, the one I am reading seems to do with care and social workers or something (??) Thanks
I am sure it was 2008... The 1933 one waffles on about a fine not exceeding £400 etc. etc., and surely a later act cancels that one out? I am so sure I read something like that paragraph of the 1933 act in the 2008 act... [bangs head on table]
It is the 1933 Act. The link cestlavielife gave is to the extant (i.e. amended in line with later legislation) version of that Act. You can see the amendments in the annotations.
£400 is the maximum fine for the defined offence on summary conviction i.e. in a Magistrates' Court - if the alleged offence were sufficiently serious it would be tried in the Crown Court where the fine is unlimited.