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Hypothetical question GirlsHaveCOOTIES 4 kids; Bonnyville, AB, Canada 15354 posts
Mar 11th '13

Thank you...

user banned California 36390 posts
Mar 11th '13

I would definitely call!

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
Mar 11th '13

I would 100% for sure call CPS.

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2529 posts
Mar 11th '13

I would step in. I wouldn't wait for someone else to do something when I am very well capable.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 4 kids; Bonnyville, AB, Canada 15354 posts
Mar 11th '13

But it does sound like a case that would need to be reported? With those examples?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
Mar 11th '13

That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation.
And yes, I would report it, anonymously.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation. And yes, I would report it, anonymously."

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Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
Mar 11th '13

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".

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Mar 11th '13

call its a felony here not to report it now.

Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
Mar 11th '13

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.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 4 kids; Bonnyville, AB, Canada 15354 posts
Mar 11th '13

Poof

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
Mar 11th '13

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.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 1372 posts
Mar 11th '13

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.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
Mar 11th '13

It can only help, if it's that bad.

MomNextDoor 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8351 posts
Mar 11th '13

For sure call. Especially if you feel like its getting worse.