I'm sure if we all looked hard enough we could find loopholes in most laws. As previously mentioned, of course they have to provide for kids that are exceptionally bigger than the norm.
Anyway I'm out!
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13-06-2014 12:33 #31
13-06-2014 12:40 #32
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13-06-2014 15:26 #33
13-06-2014 17:23 #34
"Types of neglect
Typically neglect is classified into sub-types. Below are examples of the most common subtypes used in the literature to describe neglect, though there may be others and each will be influenced by the age of the child:
Physical neglect: a failure to provide age appropriate physical necessities like food, clothing and shelter".
Providing the incorrect seat could fall into the category of physical neglect.
13-06-2014 19:33 #35Senior Member
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14-06-2014 06:16 #36
Do you have any direct experience in law enforcement? Is it your place to say what police will and won't do?
A mother asking for advice on a booster seat to keep her child safe is not deserving of a roast or being told she will be charged with things that do not fit this circumstance.
14-06-2014 06:44 #37
Luckily I've been here long enough to take it all with a grain of salt. I've gotten the advice I've needed, so thanks everyone We all make our own risk assessments, and your absolutely right that it is wrong to threaten or intimidate with inaccurate advice and say things like its cheaper to get a new seat than a coffin (that was atrocious). After researching and trying a few out, I'm comfortable with having my kids in boosters, in fact I feel they are safer than their current seats which they have outgrown. I know some mothers are not okay with that (that's their choice), some mothers feel strongly about healthy foods, execise, immunisation, breastfeeding etc etc. We all have something we feel strongly about and that's perfectly fine as long as you respect the veiws of others..
To equate having a child in a booster with child abuse (or neglect) is ridiculous.
14-06-2014 06:45 #38
There is a provision in the law for police to lay charges in these types of scenarios. I don't have to know of real life examples, I just have to be aware that this law exists.
It is up to the discretion of the police that attend the scene to determine what charges will be laid, if any.
Why shouldn't the OP be made aware of what may happen if their child is involved in an accident and it is deemed they were in the incorrect seat?
14-06-2014 06:52 #39
But when someone actually points out that there is a law and charges may be laid for the incorrect use of a child restrain, which may be charges of neglect, you deem that as ridiculous. Why ask for opinions and information and then 'attack' the information that doesn't suit your decision?
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OP I believe it is now based on age and seated height rather than weight. You can always ring or stop in to your local road authority and have a chat to them about it. If I had any doubt is do that before making a decision. I've never heard of anyone being charged with child endangerment or neglect for using a slightly wrong seat though- the laws are there to protect children not punish adults.
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