Interesting article from Ireland.
At issue is a referendum that would redefine the role of government in helping children the government determines may be in need of assistance.
While it sounds to some like a praiseworthy goal, the analysts have doubts.
“The threshold of intervention “¦ reveals this new approach: “when the safety or welfare’ of children “is likely to be prejudicially affected’, the state can intervene,” they write, “and take various kinds of measures, from family support to compulsory adoption.”
The current standard allows government to intervene “when the parents fail.”