…providing they are the right people:
It can’t feel particularly pleasant to have that letter drop on your doormat, but the NHS has issued templates to local authorities, stressing that they should be “non-judgmental” and “positively phrased”. The potential to perceive judgment can never be entirely eliminated, though; some parents clearly feel that their parenting choices are being inappropriately questioned by the state.
But it seems ridiculous to suggest that we refrain from giving parents critical information about their child’s health for fear of upsetting them.
That’s Sonia Sodha, writing in defence of that State’s ‘right’ to tell parents how to bring up their children.
The same State that failed to act in Rotherham, for fear of ‘upsetting people’. I don’t know about you, but that sticks in my throat far more than a Turkey Twizzler.