Secret council databases of people who pose potential 'risks' have been found to include month-old babies and children.
The Telegraph reports that a list held by North East Lincolnshire included three babies aged less than six-months-old, and a seven-year-old schoolgirl noted for her 'verbal abuse'.
The 'cautionary contacts lists' are kept by local authorities to warn colleagues about potentially dangerous clients.
The North East Lincolnshire records are made up of more than 150 people, including youngsters of 10, eight and five and three infants under six months.
The threats posed by the children included 'risk of violence' or 'physical aggression', while one nine-year-old was recorded as previously being 'violent to staff'.
At the other end of the scale, an Essex Council was found to have marked down two 93-year-olds as being 'consistently verbally threatening' and a 99-year-old as violent...
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