I have wondered about this myself. There is this “it takes a village” mentality that goes beyond the community supporting parents, and instead thinks that the state knows better then we the parents. The state can keep their hands off my children and I will try to help you keep the state away from yours.
‘This shift from actual wrongdoing to potential harm is a worrisome trend that every citizen—parents and non-parents—ought to realize and work to change. One mother I spoke to after she was threatened with arrest for letting her 10-year-old walk alone to soccer practice’
Source: Abby W. Schachter