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Obese Children - Child Abuse

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Obese Children - Child Abuse

Additional Information

Child obesity is increasing and causes serious health (mental and physical) implications, short and long term.

Since parents are responsible for the well being of the child, eating, clothing etc. Child Obesity should be considered a form a child abuse, similar to malnutrition etc.

Parents should be punished in line with current laws which protect children against abuse.


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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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