‘Fat police’ put children on abuse list
“Obesity in itself is not a child protection concern,” he said. “When parents fail to act in their child’s best interests with regard to their weight — for example, if they are enrolled on a behav-ioural treatment session and only get to two out of 10 sessions or if they miss medical appointments — then the obesity becomes a child protection concern.” Dr Alyson Hall, consultant child psychiatrist at the Emmanuel Miller Centre for Families and Children in east London, said that in some cases children were put into foster care to ensure their safety.
So if the Fat Police tell you to go to a "behavioural treatment session" and you miss some of the sessions then your children are taken off you.
We cannot rely on the courts to protect children and families from this major abuse of state power as they (apart from a few honourable exceptions such as Macfarlane and Munby) tend to rubberstamp proposals from Social Services.
As always it is necessary to see all of the details. I don't think I am the only person worried about what is happening here. All more money for the child protection industry, fees for the doctors to write reports (can be up to £27,000 for a report) misery for the children.