Apparently, social workers wish to expand their remit to dietary regulation of children. As if they can look after those who are actually killed by adults charged with caring for them. By that I mean, actually killed, not fed.
It's not that they are saying the parents of fat children are being neglectful, it's that they could be. Well d'u-uh, is that anything like the parents of thin children could be abusing them? I can't confirm either way, because they didn't mention it. Not to worry though;
a high index of suspicion is needed for children who are extremely obeseSuspicion that they'll be the subject of authority inspired innuendo. That is not about parental skills. That's about the mind of the observer.
I hope this all makes every one feel safe. If there are any parents out there desperate to "actively subvert" the, ahem, 'success' of weight loss dieting schemes. Don't be so hasty, you'll probably find they subvert themselves.
However, that does means you will have to forgo the chance of protecting you child against future eating disorders, disordered eating rebound weight gain (that sometimes never seems to completely stop) and mood disorders that can accompany calorie restrictions assault on the body. Which presumably, will be your fault too.
So it is a risk either way. They talk about parents who fail, without of course mentioning the failure of said smeckperts to come up with anything that doesn't mostly fail.
Framing fatness in children as child abuse will have wider implications on the way people see the parents of fat children. They could be bracketed abusers on sight. Assumed guilty.
"Removing children from their parents may not help obesity."Come again?!
"There are few data on the weight of children in public care," they say. A recent study found that 37% of children in care were overweight or obese – but almost all of them had put on weight after they were put into care."When you reach this point, you should be thinking, you've gone wrong somewhere.