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    Question *trigger warning* If you suspected a child was being abused...what would you do?

    I am not going to go into particulars, I want you do that!

    So tell me, what you would do?

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    I'ld discuss it with my husband and maybe my sister...

    And then if it appropriate I would report my concerns to docs...

    For me; it's a better safe then sorry situation; but I would also not want to clog up an overworked system with my panic...

    But the child would be my first concern; rather then the parents...

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    i would ask one of my many social worker friends for advice - or just ring docs.

    but probably talk it out with someone first
    unless it was based on something a child said to me. if i was told by a child that they were being abused/molested etc -i'd probably ring docs and then ask if i should ring the police as well.


    that said - like CM2B - i'm only thinking of the child[ren], the parents would be a distant last in my worries

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    It depends who it was as to who I would say something to!!
    But I think if you feel something is not quite right, than it's not, if you know what I mean! I would def start taking action into helping that child you don't want to kick yourself later thinking you should have said something!

    Good luck it would be a horrible and hard situation to be in.

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    If I suspected it - and had reason to - depending on what I suspected I'd contact docs or police.

    I provide any information or evidence to the proper authority.

    And I'm one who probably would confront if it happened in front of me though.

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    I have suspected it, based on what the child said to me. I called docs they called the police and it went from there

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    I think i'd discuss my information with my sister who is very diplomatic and if she thought it was worth going further with i'd go straight to DOCS with it.

    It would weigh heavily on my mind if i thought i had ignored a child who needed help. I understand DOCS is handling lots of different situations, some of which are unnecessary but i'd rather know i'd done my part and turn out to be mistaken.

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    I've reported suspected abuse to DOCS before and would do it again in a heart beat.
    These little babies do NOT have the capacity to speak up for themselves- someone has to do it.

    DOCS ask you A LOT of questions when you're reoprting, they go into quite fine detail of what you know, what makes you think it, etc etc.

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    I'd report it to DOCS. I wouldn't take my time doing it either, a few hours could be critical.

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    I discuss the situation at length with my sister - I also have a very wise sister

    I'd make diary notes and what ever so that I kept my facts straight

    I'd report the situation to the cops or DHS

    If it was a kid at school I'd go through the school/principal first

    I would definitely do SOMETHING


 

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