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  • It should only be done for at risk families.

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  • I'm not sure about this.

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  • I don't like the sound of it.

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  • Another example of the nanny state gone wild! Where will it end?

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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It never fails to amuse at how some will rush to judgement on a misdirection of the facts. This storm in a teacup is based on a recommended discussion point from a committee of health clinicians regarding improving the proactive care offered by other clinicians whilst making home visits. A high proportion of accidents happen in the home, and a high number of those accidents happen to children. To turn the raising of awareness of visiting healthcare providers to a health education opportunity, or even the provision of safety equipment, into the kidnapping of children, would be risible were it not a sad reflection of the partisan lunacy of present-day politics.
    SIN BINS FOR WORST FAMILIES

    THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday.


    The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

    They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.
    For something like this it always starts out small and always starts with the worst parts of society and eventually goes into other areas as it becomes more and more accepted.
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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Can you say no without any consequences if they show up to do a safety inspection?

    Of course. There is no "safety inspection". In the real world, when the nurse visits to check on your toddler's achieving his developmental milestones, and they notice in the course of their visit that you haven't got a stair-gate, and there are unprotected electrical sockets within reach of the kid, they will point out those risks, and might even offer to provide solutions. There's no compulsion.
    Last edited by Manc Skipper; 11-19-09 at 02:40 PM.

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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Who are all you people to question the government? The government knows what is best for you, your children, your finances, and your future. Trust in the government and all will be provided to you!
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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    If, and only if there is an existing legal condition within the home, then I don't mind it. If a judge has ruled that the children can stay in a supposedly-previously abusive home, based on social workers ensuring the health of the children, then damn straight they can. There's no way in hell that anyone is coming to my door and demanding to wander through my home without a search warrant or a court order.
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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    They're starting a program in England to improve home safety for children, and prevent accidents.

    Health and safety snoops to enter family homes - Times Online



    What's your opinion, is this a good idea?
    I'm content with CPS.

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    mad Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Ever heard of Covington, Georgia?

    Oh yes, it was the location where "In the Heat of the Night" and "The Dukes of Hazzard" was filmed.

    People say it has a nice historic district.

    But Covington has a dark side. It was mentioned by Neal Boortz.

    a few years ago, Covington implemented a draconian and mandatory home inspection program, obstensibly to get rid of low rent slums. But it affected everybody, including people who owned their homes. The rules were strict. Housekeeping and even the temperature in the refrigerator had to pass muster. If it didn't pass, you were thrown out of your own home. One elderly couple was, and they began living in their motor home, parked in the driveway. They were thrown out of that also. Where did they go after that? Don't know. With friends, if they had any. Otherwise, perhaps, on the streets.

    I don't have a follow-up on what happened later. But my hunch was a lot of public outrage that forced the city to scrap its unconstitutional policy of violating people's private property.

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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    They're starting a program in England to improve home safety for children, and prevent accidents.

    Health and safety snoops to enter family homes - Times Online



    What's your opinion, is this a good idea?
    1. Its England, so they can do what they want as they define their rights differently than we do in this country.
    2. I think people should be presumed innocent, so unless there has been a legal issue, than the government shouldn't get involved.

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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    They're starting a program in England to improve home safety for children, and prevent accidents.

    Health and safety snoops to enter family homes - Times Online



    What's your opinion, is this a good idea?
    They already do that here. Personally I think they should do it to Muslim and fundamentalist Christian families regularly just to make sure they aren't being religiously abused. I think that non-Christians and Muslims should receive an exempt status since other religions aren't as inclined to child abuse.
    Last edited by Toothpicvic; 01-21-10 at 03:06 AM.

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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

    Most toddlers could be saved from injury by placing rubber pads around the edge of the coffee table and certainly around the edge of the hearth.

    Yet I've never seen anyone having such protection. Things that people will do, like stair gates, medicine up high, and plastic protectors in the wall sockets should be outlined in a safety brochure that should be given to new parents.

    Inspectors in my house = no, no, and no.
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    Re: Should the government inspect private homes to ensure safety for children?

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