I would definitely call!
I would 100% for sure call CPS.
I would step in. I wouldn't wait for someone else to do something when I am very well capable.
But it does sound like a case that would need to be reported? With those examples?
That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation.
And yes, I would report it, anonymously.
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation. And yes, I would report it, anonymously."
I'd call. No child deserves that. Even if it's just "suspected" CPS will investigate and if further steps are needed they will be taken, if not, it was better to be "safe then sorry".
call its a felony here not to report it now.
I would definitely call CPS especially with their teeth being that bad. If the parents neglect their oral health that bad what else are they neglecting.
I might speak to the parents first. If they didn't seem concerned or if they didn't have an explanation for the behavior, and teeth, and whatnot, then a call might be warranted. It would be hard. I wouldn't want to make a false allegation, but I wouldn't want the child to get worse, either.
I would start documenting what you see and over time I would call in an report it. The first thing a case reported is going to ask is what makes you suspect abuse....so saying sometimes they don't talk, or they only eat sweets etc. etc. isn't enough to support your case. Having dates and times and quotes from the children might be enough for them to look into it.
It can only help, if it's that bad.