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At what point would you call Child Protective Services?

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Asked by TaimaM at 3:38 PM on Aug. 1, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • If you are asking yourself that question, you should call.
    It would help if you added more detail to your question.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 3:40 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • if its a question call, and let child services decide how bad the situation is

    Answer by Laura_Cruz at 3:42 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • now!! better to be safe then sry

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • dont call the state on what you hear alone unless its obvious what you are hearing or have physical proof..i had a neighbor once call the cops because our daughter was screaming...the cops showed up and it was VERY VERY embarrassing...our daughter didn't want to go to bed and was screaming because we made her go upstairs to get dressed...cop called her down (and of course she was butt naked cause she was in the middle of changing) now my daughter is very he could see absolutely no bruises or marks...and he asked her what was wrong..she told him "mommy and daddy want me to go to bed and i wanna stay up" the cop even kept apologising to us! ..i understood though, he was just doing his job....but it infuriated me! we were able to figure out that it was a neighbor that had just moved in, and had been abused heself...i was able to let go and forgive her after i witnessed her BF beating her and getting arrested..

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 3:46 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • look objectively... ?Is this child in immediate danger" if you can say YES call the hot line! but... if the child is a behavioral child / mentally challenged their behavior may lead you to think something is wrong... view how the parent handles it, a hold can be a trained "safe hold" but can look harsh to an inexperienced person, "drill sergeant" talk can also be miss understood by someone that is not experienced in boundary issues... a hot line can really have an emotional impact on a family when they have a challenged child, so ask yourself the question then take action only if needed

    Answer by BlessingsBegin at 3:54 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • depends,like i have called on my sister becouse she has no water and her kids have no underwear and she does drugs.and she leaves the kids alone all the time..but cps did nothing.

    Answer by angelairelan at 8:48 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • if the child is in DANGER, yes.
    If not, if its a parenting style thing.... No.

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 9:47 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • When there is abuse, neglect, or illegal activity involved AS DEFINED BY LAW.... not my own personal opinions.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 2:02 AM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • When you witness a child being hurt or wrongly mistreated. and neglected. But you have had to see it yourself. to report it.

    Answer by incarnita at 2:04 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

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