Nanny Finally Moves In

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Those “progressive” Brits never cease to amaze me. The culmination of their Nanny State has finally arrived:

HEALTH AND SAFETY SNOOPS TO ENTER FAMILY HOMES

Health and safety inspectors are to be given unprecedented access to family homes to ensure that parents are protecting their children from household accidents. New guidance drawn up at the request of the Department of Health urges councils and other public sector bodies to “collect data” on properties where children are thought to be at “greatest risk of unintentional injury”.

The draft guidance by a committee at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)* has been criticised as intrusive and further evidence of the “creeping nanny state”. The guidance aims to “encourage all practitioners who visit families and carers with children and young people aged under 15 to provide home safety advice and, where necessary, conduct a home risk assessment”. It continues: “If possible, they should supply and install home safety equipment.”

[Thanks to Travis Holte]
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*“NICE”??? This doesn’t sound to “nice” to me.

3:42 pm on November 16, 2009
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