In Nanny's ceaseless quest to tag, categorise and record every aspect of our lives and ourselves, she is now getting her teeth into children.
Bliary Poppins herself has decreed that children could face compulsory checks, to discover if they are at risk of turning into criminals.
I guess someone will be reading bumps on their heads, or slaughtering a goat and checking the entrails to see who is the criminal then?
Nanny intends to check at important stages in a child's life, such as the move from primary to secondary school.
Nanny said that she wants to:
"Establish universal checks throughout a child's development
to help service providers to identify those most at risk of offending.
These checks should piggyback on existing
contact points such as the transition to secondary schools."
Nanny did not specify as to whether police or probation officers would be involved in the process.
Nanny also intends to expand her DNA database, to include:
"all suspected offenders who come into contact with the police".
That means that all Nanny has to do is to "suspect" you, then she can add you to her database.
Happy about that?
Do you trust her not to abuse the data that she gathers?