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    Random......

    I'm worried about a child who lives next door to me, who's the best person\company to report my concern too?

    Social Services?

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    Yep your local branch... Do it and then forget about it.

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    Why are you concerned for them?

    The best people to call are social services or the NSPCC, of if you think the child is in immediate danger or at risk the police.
    Last edited by CSNM-Carl; 7th February 2010 at 03:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSNM-Carl View Post
    Why are you concerned for then?
    I wouldn't recommend saying that on a public forum...

    p.s carl your have the Edith spam message on your profile

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    I'm not going into details about why I need to contact them.

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    NSPCC would be the best place to start IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    NSPCC would be the best place to start IMHO
    Thanks witch

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    I think social services is a better bet myself.... depending on which borough you're in!

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    Not quite sure about UK but:
    Contact your local child protective services department (or whatever it is named over there) or get in contact with the local police and they will know how to handle it.

    If you need help, there should be a member of staff or two in your school that should know what to do/how to handle these issues.

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    Before you contact anyone I'd just make sure you have your facts correct first. I'd hate to call someone then realise I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Before you contact anyone I'd just make sure you have your facts correct first. I'd hate to call someone then realise I was wrong.

    No, I don't agree - that's why I said contact the NSPCC. They won't presume you are right or wrong, they will just investigate and find out. If you ARE wrong, and all is well, the NSPCC will be pleased. They would much rather be told there might be a problem, than not.

    Too many people DON'T step in when they should because they are worried about whether they have got things right or wrong, and children are suffering because of it.

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    But imagine the heartache and pain the family will go through if nothing is wrong. Being accused of something when innocent isn't nice!

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    they not called social services now are they? we had some1 in about child protection and i did pay attention at the time and have forgot most of it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    But imagine the heartache and pain the family will go through if nothing is wrong. Being accused of something when innocent isn't nice!
    I can see where you are coming from but equally what if you left it and something terrible happened? If I was in the OP's situation, I'd find out what school the child goes to, explain my fears to the Pastoral Care Manager here and get their advice. It could be that they would contact their oppo. at the child's school who may have some background knowledge.

    That might prevent Social Services banging on the door unless it is felt necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    But imagine the heartache and pain the family will go through if nothing is wrong. Being accused of something when innocent isn't nice!

    But that's my point - the NSPCC NEVER accuse anyone of anything, or refer something up to Social Services until they have investigated. Yes, of course it would be awful to have them on the doorstep and have to explain what was going on. But it isn't an 'official' accusation and wouldn't turn into one unless the NSPCC felt that there was due cause



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