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Childhood Obesity

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 16 August 2012

This week's Report investigates the cases of children who are so overweight that their health is at risk.

As childhood obesity becomes more common, some experts are asking whether severely overweight children should be removed from their parents. Social workers, family lawyers and health workers tell reporter Helen Grady about cases where obesity has been a significant factor prompting local authorities to step in and take children into care.

Producer: Emma Rippon.

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