Hi ladies, I have a question. I need to call CPS on my neighbor. I am a big believer in live and let live but her children spend a lot of time at my house playing with my kids and it has come to the point that some of the things going on at their house have me very worried about their health(mental and physical) and their safety. I have never, ever even had to consider calling CPS before for anything so I have no idea how to go about it or what will be expected once I do call. First off do I look in the phone book for CPS or call the local police department for their number or what? Secondly, once I call what should I expect to need to do? Should I write out everything that has me concerned to take in to them or will they just ask me questions over the phone or what? I really, really dont want to make things worse for these kids by calling but I am afraid if I don't call one of them will end up injured or with severe health implications and they are obviously being impacted emotionally and such too. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
Update: I called last night and talked to the CPS employee for 40 minutes. They asked a lot of questions and took down a lot of info. It was the state 1-800 number I called and they said that there was definitely enough in what I said that they will send a case to the local office to have them follow up with the family. Thanks for the help ladies.