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    As a mandated reporter I say report, it's not up to you or anyone on here to decide what the risk is, it's up to child protection. You would be doing the right thing as your concerns sound warranted and that mum will eventually be grateful for the help.

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    I have experience in child protection and I would definitley want to know about this child. The lack of supervision is a serious issue which has a very high risk of harm for a toddler. He/she could very easily do serious injuries to him/herself through general exploration. EG. Are there drugs/cleaning products/medicines/dangerous objects etc. lying around the toddler can reach? A toddler accidentally ingesting drugs could be fatal. The ongoing emotional abuse and exposure to drugs is also very concerning, especially since they seem to be impacting the childs development. Definitley contact child protective services in your state as soon as possible. CPS looks at harm the child has sufferred (in this case I would say neglect and emotional abuse) as well as the risk of harm to the child, which to me is quite high. Explain to them that the family are able to clean the house and present well therefore they can make a few unannounced visits with the family. I always ask people thinking of reporting how they would feel if this child was seriously harmed or killed and they had not reported it. While it is a difficult thing to do its better to be safe than sorry and at least you have done everything in your power to help the child.

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    Oh and just so you know if you report the family CPS cannot disclose you as the reporter. Be warned though that if for some reason it goes to Court you may be named under certain circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etienne View Post
    As a mandated reporter I say report, it's not up to you or anyone on here to decide what the risk is, it's up to child protection. You would be doing the right thing as your concerns sound warranted and that mum will eventually be grateful for the help.
    I agree. And you can make an anonymous report if you feel more comfortable.


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    Wow this sounds identical to the situation I'm in the only difference is that bub is only 2 weeks old! and the mum and grandmother that the baby live with are also my family! I would love to hear how you hndled it, cause I dont know what to do. to make it worse is it's my family so I feel like I'm betraying them but I really want to protect this baby!

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