By perfect little bubble I was referring to the attitude that some people seem to have that anything lower than what they consider acceptable is not of an overall acceptable standard. Ie sleeping in from of the tv and not having her own room, both parents looking dodgy.
Hell I remember when I was growing up being allowed to sleep the holidays in our lounge room having movie marathons when my folks went to bed.
I am aware of mandatory reporting (in fact I am in a position that I am a mandatory reporter - and have been involved in reporting information which has led to the removal of a child from their parent's care).
However, a father being drunk and striking someone at a pub, is not a reportable action, hearsay of others saying the parents may have links to drugs - is not reportable, thinking people look high is not reportable.
Yes, when Chloe was taken to hospital for checking over, social workers and psychologists would have become involved, however, I'm still unaware of any evidence which points to specific facts that means that DOCS would be investigating the care of the children in this matter. Also I'm unaware of any facts which show that the parents are not caring for their children appropriately. The children may not be cared for the same as others feel is the way they would or should be cared for, however, that is where the problem with judgements lie.
If Chloe is found to be malnourished, or with bruising or tells stories which raise concern, then I'm sure any information will be taken seriously. However, this situation is very unique. At the moment the information at hand states that the abductor and the family were not known to each other and is therefore very different to 99% (I would figure) to any other abduction which we hear of where the child is actually taken by a non-custodial parent, rather than a stranger. There is nothing (so far) to suggest this was anything other than a random incident on behalf of the abductor.
There may well be some legitimate reasons that concern should be raised, however, I haven't seen any facts (just hearsay consisting of other people saying things about the parents and drugs, which may or may not be true) being raised as reasons these children are at risk. Until more facts are made available, I will keep an open mind.
Last edited by VicPark; 17-04-2014 at 04:26.
That's what is so wrong with society these days is how judgemental and small minded people are.
Ever heard the saying innocent until proven guilty. It isn't guilty until proven innocent.
Must be nice to be able sit up on a high horse and judge all the common parents below while being perfect and not making any mistakes.
Everyone judges. eg. I feel like I'm being judged for judging these parents.
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