Coming to a place near you. ARCH has the list of places where they will be piloting the Children's Index. Even sadder to say - given the spate of letters which clearly indicate that our family has already been extensively cross-referenced between various state agencies, our area is not listed.
Also at the same link, check out the frightening Common Assessment Framework.
"The CAF is an assessment tool to be used by every practitioner who is ‘concerned’ about a child...You do not have to be an expert in any particular area to do a common assessment. The only requirement is that a practitioner has attended a training course on completing the form."
It's done. There really is no corner of private life into which the state does not imagine that it has a perfect right to intrude on the flimsiest of excuses.