I was quite amazed to find out that Schools are now being told by Local Community Health services to send out questionaires to parents asking if their 5 year old children:
Read the whole thing, whilst I go and have a lie down for a bit."often lies or cheats": whether they steal or bully; and how often they eat red meat, takeaway meals or fizzy drinks.
However, the interrogation is not limited to intimate details of a child’s health. Parents responding to the survey are asked to provide details about their health and their partner’s health, whether they or their partner are in paid employment, and even to own up to whether or not their child is upset when they (the parent) returns to a room.