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Look after a friend’s children? Careful, the nanny state is watching

Posted By admin On September 29, 2009 @ 4:22 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Laura Clark
UK Daily Mail [1]
Tuesday, Sept 29th, 2009

Parents who regularly look after friends’ children face being watched and checked up on by childcare officials.

Two policewomen disclosed yesterday they had been threatened with snap monitoring visits and surveillance if they continue to mind each other’s daughters.

The women have been labelled illegal childminders and, unless they formally register with Ofsted, must end their arrangement.

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The resulting wave of public outrage brought an announcement by ministers yesterday of a review of the little-known rules. However, any change could be months away and thousands of other families may be innocently breaking the law by relying on friends for informal childcare.

They too could face random home visits if Ofsted inspectors are tipped off.

Margaret Morrissey, of the campaign group Parents Outloud, said: ‘This Big Brother attitude to children and parents has got to stop.’

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1216808/Look-friend-s-children-Careful-nanny-state-watching.html

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[3] Parents of under-fives face ‘nanny state’ home inspections to keep children safe: http://www.prisonplanet.com/parents-of-under-fives-face-nanny-state-home-inspections-to-keep-children-safe.html

[4] Mothers are banned from looking after each other’s children: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mothers-are-banned-from-looking-after-each-others-children.html

[5] Parents banned from watching their children in playgrounds… in case they are paedophiles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/parents-banned-from-watching-their-children-in-playgrounds-in-case-they-are-paedophiles.html

[6] 42% of Parents Don’t Want their Children Watching Obama Speech: http://www.prisonplanet.com/42-of-parents-dont-want-their-children-watching-obama-speech.html

[7] The ‘family wreckers’: Social workers attacked over race rules that rob foster children of a caring home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-family-wreckers-social-workers-attacked-over-race-rules-that-rob-foster-children-of-a-caring-home.html

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