A mother has been warned for letting her daughter play outside
Is this over the top or do the social services have a point?
The five year old girl had been playing outside their semi in a quiet cul-de-sac with her 10 year old brother Calvin, as mum Kate watched through a front-facing window.
Kate was stunned when she got a visit from a social worker who had received a complaint from a neighbour who has been branded ”a busybody with nothing better to do”
Kate said: “I believe that children should be outside getting exercise in the fresh air. which I thought the Government was trying to encourage. Mya is never on her own but the social worker told me she must be supervised at all times — and that Calvin is too young to be responsible for her. She adores playing outside and would hate to be cooped up in the house.”
Kate claimed to have been visited by social services several times following an initial incident in which Mya was seen riding a bike on a green opposite the house.
She added angrily: “I am sick of people telling me how to bring up my kids but it seems everyone these days wants to stick their noses in.”
Is Kate right, there are too many people sticking their noses in now? Or is the social worker right, Calvin is too young to supervise Mya?