But you've missed the point!!! The father HASN'T been asking for handouts or for help.
Someone else spotted him going through the bin and posted about it, not the actual parent!
Look you can live your life however you want. I don't care what you do or don't do unless it affects people that are too young and vulnerable to protect themselves from the consequences of their parent's choices.
That is the difference.
Things like this always remind me of that quote "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" or something like that (been a long time since I got that on a philosophy exam.
It makes me very sad people still turn away.
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OP, in response to you I think you did nothing wrong. If you cannot find out details of the person, maybe report what you saw on the page and they can investigate that way.
I will begin this by saying that I think seeing anyone or anything (I'm also thinking animals) being mistreated/abused/neglected needs reporting or help.
I do think some people may have had a bad experience on the receiving end and are people that are very private and may have felt exposed/felt their reputations were tarnished by someone reporting on a situation. It does not make ignoring seeing abuse/neglect ok (in my opinion) but it may explain why someone may feel the way they do. Just putting that possibility out there.
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."
ALWAYS speak up for those that have no voice.
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As a mandatory reporter I find it very hard to just not worry about these cases. Just today I found out a mother of baby boy who our team was trying to support is now in ICU because her partner beat her up so badly. This is what happens if you just walk away. I have many examples. .my friend was basically told to walk away from concerns for 2 children who 6 months later came back positive for two - not one but two STIs- they were 7 and 9. So yeah - i find it hard to walk away.
I didn't quote in case you wanted to delete later.
It's brave people like you who see the red flags and help the innocent. You shouldn't feel bad or have to justify.
It must be very upsetting and frustrating position you're in and even if you save one child it's worthwhile
It's illegal? So who is going to cone up to me and say oh very bad of you for not doing x or y. That's a bit full on.
Anyway no one agrees with me, I'll just get flamed for whatever I say. It seems on these forums you have to have one opinion and if it isn't the right one you're gone.
I'll just join in with the light hearted banter in future for fear of being flamed for having a difference in opinion. Just another example of society wanting everyone to be clones and follow along with everything they do.
How do you think they find out about things that are happening so that they can deal with it?
Thats exactly what reporting is - you're telling the authorities "hey I saw this, and I have concerns for the child for these reasons". And the authorities go investigate it and go from there. You don't do anything further, you let them deal with it.
But it needs to be reported, so that the authorities know about it, so that they can deal with it.
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