| jmarie wrote:|
I called dss on somebody before, and they found out it was me and I
didn't leave my name. someone let them here the recording. I even
called the police on someone from a pay phone before and that person got
to here the recording. I think massachusetts is really corrupt. I know this sounds crazy but it really happened. You have no proof of this. Our hotline does not record the calls and most states don't. We do not even have caller id. It is a crime in our state for the worker to release the name of the reporting source without a court order.
If someone on here is willing to do it pm me and I will give you the information.
Lies! I work on an abuse hotline and we don't do that EVER. That is what the people do to get people to tell that they are the one who made the report. They accuse several people to see their reactions. I get so tired of hearing this.
Sadly, unless there is more you probably don't have enough information for a report.
You say the house is nasty but you will need more information than a dirty floor. Are the dishes stacked high? Is there mold growing on them? Is the carpet black with dirt? Is there a insect or rodent infestation? Are there sheets on the bed? Is the toilet broken? You basically need to paint a picture of what CPS would see when they walk in the house. Is there a safety hazard?
Re: the child eating
has she ever told you she was hungry and did not have any food at home? When I say no food even Ramen noodles count as food.
Do you know specifically how the dad's drinking is effecting the child? Do you know how much he drinks? Does he drive under the influence with the child in the car?
To be on the safe side you need to make a report just so they have a running record of what is going on. You never know what someone else has called in and reported and what CPS already knows about the father. His drinking could be in violation of some previous court order.Plus I think it is wrong not to report a child being abused or neglected because you don't want someone to be mad at you. It's not about you.
And finally, please do not make repeated reports with the exact same allegations. If they investigated it once they will not investigate the exact same allegations twice. You have no idea the outcome of the investigation so just because the kids do not get removed does not mean nothing happened. The family probably just won't tell you about it and confidentiality laws prevent anyone with the agency from telling you unless you have some direct involvement with the case.
be prepared when you call to give names, addresses, phone numbers and approximate dates of what you witnessed or know to be true.
Don't call the mom. There is a reason the kid is still living with that slob, she must have her own issues. You don't think the kid has told the mom what is going on?