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would you allow a lost child into your house?

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buzzlightyear21 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:37:56

grrrr i didnt want to sign up to mumsnet its far too time consuming, let alone if you can comment.

anyway, i need to know this. would you let a lost child into your house?

Champagneformyrealfriends Thu 14-Jul-16 16:39:39

Well I wouldn't leave them out on the street but it would depend on circumstances and how old the child was.

PickleSarnie Thu 14-Jul-16 16:40:15

Huh? I don't understand your gripe about signing up to mumsnet. Surely that's a given on any forum?

And more details needed re lost child.

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:40:36

Depends how old and what the situation was?

RubbleBubble00 Thu 14-Jul-16 16:42:51

Just me and the kids at home so yes I would. I would probably hunt the streets first and knock a few doors. Then if no luck then take them home. Ring the police and sit them in kitchen with drink and biscuit - while my older child keeps asking about in the street/looking for parents

NavyandWhite Thu 14-Jul-16 16:43:30

Strange post.

Need more info.

WorraLiberty Thu 14-Jul-16 16:44:14

More info needed.

Presumably you would have phoned the police, given them your address and told them you were taking the child in?

coffeetasteslikeshit Thu 14-Jul-16 16:44:20


NavyandWhite Thu 14-Jul-16 16:44:28

What do you mean by ' let alone if you can comment? '

Buggers Thu 14-Jul-16 16:45:17

Yes, probably not a teenager though unless they were clearly distressed.

Littleballerina Thu 14-Jul-16 16:45:33

'let alone you can comment'??
what are you talking about?

gillybeanz Thu 14-Jul-16 16:45:38

I wouldn't but I'd stay with child and call Police.
If they said to take child indoors of course I would.
I think I'd be too scared of a parent turning up and not being happy child had been taken from street, especially if they were out looking for the child.

ghostyslovesheep Thu 14-Jul-16 17:03:14

why do you 'need to know'?

Odd post OP but I would stay with the child and call the police - I wouldn't take them inside unless the police asked me to

pintofbitter Thu 14-Jul-16 17:06:55

Absolutely not - it would put me at risk of all sorts of accusations. I live in a flat though, so it would be a bit weird for someone to knock on my door (they'd need to enter the building through a secured door).

NavyandWhite Thu 14-Jul-16 17:10:25

Fgs this thread is daft.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 14-Jul-16 17:13:55

Honest answer. I really don't know. It's that fear of being accused of all kinds. That's the world we live in, sadly.

HighwayDragon1 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:14:03

Without hesitation.

Schwabischeweihnachtskanne Thu 14-Jul-16 17:14:16

Yes probably, and let them phone their parents from my land line.

Any child who managed to get list where I live would be old enough to have ridden several kilometres on their bike so would hopefully know their phone number.

A list toddler would have to be local and the village is small - I'd be surprised if I didn't recognise them. A toddler I'd take home or the to the (very lovely) local know it all a few doors down and ask her to help me reunite it with its family grin

OreosAreTasty Thu 14-Jul-16 17:14:22

I think I'd leave the door on the latch (if possible) and phone the police there and then and quickly explain the situation and see what they advised.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Thu 14-Jul-16 17:14:40

I had a wee girl appear in my house one day and I had no idea where she came from. I gave it 30 mins of trying to find out names etc and kept an eye out the door until I seen somebody clearly looking for her.

So yes. I would. Dont know what your problem with signing up is, it's hardly challenging tbh.

Arfarfanarf Thu 14-Jul-16 17:14:48

I think id stay where i found them and call the police on my mobile.

Schwabischeweihnachtskanne Thu 14-Jul-16 17:16:26

Yes the style of the op is weird - guess s/he wanted to post without signing up... quite why this had to be posted on MN if that's the case is a question. ..

Claraoswald36 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:19:04

Yes without hesitation and ring the police immediately and let them
Deal with it. I couldn't leave a child alone who was lost. Not ever.

Claraoswald36 Thu 14-Jul-16 17:20:30

Having said that you can see our front door from the garden/road. I think I might fetch the kid some squash and sit out the front with them and see if anyone turns up looking.

LittleMissUpset Thu 14-Jul-16 17:21:00

Depends on the situation but I would do something, even if it was phoning the police and staying with them?

Odd post? And signing up is easy confused

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