It would seem that the government has seen sense and will allow friends to make reciprocal child care arrangements without the need for vetting by the authorities.
Duh! People have been doing this for years and it has been helpful in the extreme. There have been no statistics that say that these reciprocal arrangements have contributed to rising paedophilia. Apparently parents are OK as long as no money changes hands. This is stupid too I think. How does money changing hands put your child at risk? The focus is on the wrong things. If the authorities really care about the well being of kids they need to attack those things that put that well being at risk. Not waste time making up stupid rules.
PS. Rest in peace Sonny Bradshaw