I am sorry you are going through a rough trot too but please don't over react and think those that who disagree with you are part of the perfect BH majority.
Last edited by VicPark; 21-10-2013 at 18:00.
*hugs* OP. What a horrible situation for you and your family to endure...
While I agree with PP's regarding the benefits of mandatory reporting, I don't understand why people need to condemn the OP or sound condescending...I'm sure in calmer times the OP would agree too but by the tone of her post this all sounds quite raw, would a bit more compassion hurt?
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[QUOTE=Best Things;7508133]Mental health workers are bound by the same policies regarding mandatory reporting as police ect are.
QUOTE] NO they are NOT!
Why you are getting so angry? Most people here have said they feel bad for the OP. But that mandatory reporting means that the police have to report it, even if they don't want to, even if they feel like they shouldn't. It sounds like being a mandatory reporter is a really difficult position to be in.
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Last edited by BH-KatiesMum; 21-10-2013 at 19:25. Reason: deleting quote
They are, I have both police and mental health workers in my immediate family.
I am also a mandatory reporter and have had to make a report on several occasions. For me, it's not even a question. I would be unable to live with myself if I overlooked or dismissed a case that led to a child coming to harm.
That being said, I can understand the situation you are in OP and I really feel for you. Please do try to recognise that the police were doing exactly what they have to. .although it sounds like they could have been more tactful.
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Seriously. No one is ridiculing anyone. No one is diminishing your experience. You are clearly very passionate about this topic, but nobody is attacking or being aggressive. Almost everyone who has posted has had knowledge/experience on one or other or both sides of the process. It may not match yours exactly but it doesn't mean it is less valid. Just because people don't agree with everything in the OP doesn't mean they haven't offered support and empathy.
Everyone is sharing their experiences and I think people have done so calmly and respectfully. No one has said they are perfect. No one is trying to bring you down. I am sorry you feel this way, but it's just not happening.
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