to be absolutely horrifed.

(24 Posts)
southernbelle1 Sat 12-Apr-14 18:10:03

that a family member has left a 10 and 11 year old home alone for three days?

I don't know for def, but it was implied

PortofinoRevisited Sat 12-Apr-14 18:11:19

Have you called the police, or are you just looking from some MN frothing?

lessonsintightropes Sat 12-Apr-14 18:11:20

YANBU and utterly illegal and wrong. Poor kids.

GilmoursPillow Sat 12-Apr-14 18:11:25

Best you find out for sure then.

If it's true I reckon you should report to the police, if it's not I reckon you should get this post removed.

Euphemia Sat 12-Apr-14 18:11:29

Do you believe they are in danger? If so, do something about it.

southernbelle1 Sat 12-Apr-14 18:12:16

It is not in this country and is not illegal where they live

itiswhatitiswhatitis Sat 12-Apr-14 18:12:23

Well you need to find out for sure and then take action.

WorraLiberty Sat 12-Apr-14 18:13:01

I couldn't get shocked or horrified at an implication

Something as important as this would prompt me to ask them outright

Euphemia Sat 12-Apr-14 18:13:02

So what's your beef? hmm

shakinstevenslovechild Sat 12-Apr-14 18:13:32

I imply that I lock my children in cupboards, that I have vallium and vodka at 7am, that I let my dc play in the middle of roads and about a zillion other things that aren't true.

What makes you think it isn't one of the jokey things parents say?

Did you ask what they meant after it was implied?

What are the parents like with their dc generally?

southernbelle1 Sat 12-Apr-14 18:14:37

It is not illegal and there is nothing i can do unless I step on a plane and fly over to them. There are supposedly ppl popping in to see they are ok and they have emergency contact numbers. Doesn't make me worry any less.

southernbelle1 Sat 12-Apr-14 18:16:26

I don't speak to this family member but was told by another family member that they had been told this was going to happen. They go out until 2am and leave them alone.

I do believe it sad

Euphemia Sat 12-Apr-14 18:22:46

I think you're far too invested in other people's lives. You don't know what the situation is - you're going on hearsay. Butt out.

Bowlersarm Sat 12-Apr-14 18:24:49

If it's true, it's not so good.

southernbelle1 Sat 12-Apr-14 18:26:08

yeah, i will butt out. Might save heartache over something I cannot change

southernbelle1 Sat 12-Apr-14 18:26:41

The ostrich approach is always a good one

Realitybitesyourbum Sat 12-Apr-14 18:29:37

Better hope something doesn't happen to them then! On your conscious be it.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 12-Apr-14 18:31:16

They will probably be fine. Chill.

Peekingduck Sat 12-Apr-14 18:52:42

Reality, what do you suggest Op should do? Serious question.

southernbelle1 Sat 12-Apr-14 19:08:41

My hands are tied, but I appreciate the sounding board.

jacks365 Sat 12-Apr-14 19:14:30

If there is nothing you can do then there is nothing you can do. I hope it does work out ok.

Realitybitesyourbum Sun 13-Apr-14 14:14:53

surely a phone call to someone? message on facebook?

If you mean that it is not illegal in the UK, it comes under Neglect and Child abandonment (as well as other laws), so it is illegal.

It is very different to going out for the evening.

As you are not in the same country, you will have to just befriend the children via the internet and remind the parents for this to work, the children need a good support system.

Could you befriend one of the people supporting the children, as well?

Some societies are not as open about abuse, especially sexual, so you could try to share your knowledge to help the children.

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