We are from the council and are here to weigh your child
Grossly overweight children may be taken from their families and put into care if Britain’s obesity epidemic continues to escalate, council chiefs said yesterday.
David Rogers, the Local Government Association’s public health spokesman, said: “If parents consistently place their children at risk through bad diet and lack of exercise, is it right that a council should step in to keep the child’s health under review?”
“The nation’s expanding waistline threatens to have a devastating impact on our public services. It’s a huge issue for public health, but it also risks placing an unprecedented amount of pressure on council services.”
And of course we are only here to make the council's life easy. Is there any medical condition that has a worse prognosis than being taken into the council's care?