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to be panicking about my neighbours?

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Uhohpanicking Tue 31-Jan-17 17:37:52

Okay so today I reported my neighbours for child abuse after I have witnessed a few disturbing incidents.
Problem is I am the only eye witness and they know that.
They're quite intimidating when they want to be (have a large local family and they don't keep quiet about violence) and they have reported people on the street for noise numerous times when there hasn't been any, just because they do not like them.
They also reported someone's lovely dog.
Oh and someone else for having a lodger.
They're very malicious which is why I tried to turn a blind eye but it started to really cut me up inside so told HV today who is handing it over too SS.
I've asked for it to be completely anonymous but obviously I am the only person who has seen these things, I am vulnerable I have 2 very small children and here most days and nights on my own.
Will the SS try keep me anonymous? Or is this an empty promise?
Shitting bricks right now quite frankly!

sooperdooper Tue 31-Jan-17 17:40:06

You can't know for sure you're the only witness, you can't be watching them every minute of the day

You've done the right thing

pipsqueak25 Tue 31-Jan-17 17:43:37

anyone could have reported it, if you feel threatened at all speak to local pcso for advice.

Uhohpanicking Tue 31-Jan-17 17:46:02

sooperdooper I've said specific incidents/times though, so I know for example for one of them it was very late at night and I was the only person on the street and they saw me watching.

Does anyone know if SS divulge specific incidents?

Chottie Tue 31-Jan-17 17:48:03

You have done absolutely the right thing and I agree you can't be sure you are the only witness. Abusive parents don't just switch abuse on and off.

I reported a neighbour who was a child minder for child neglect to SS. This was followed up and she never knew it was me.

Chottie Tue 31-Jan-17 17:49:15

OP - also you don't know whether this family were already on the SS radar and other incidents had been reported to them.

pipsqueak25 Tue 31-Jan-17 17:52:05

you might have been on the street but i presume your neighbours look out of windows behind drawn curtains especially if there is an 'interesting' family in the street.

PovertyJetset Tue 31-Jan-17 18:03:30

Talk to your local community officer and feel reassured tht you have absolutely done the right thing.

I heard my neighbour attack/rape a vulnerable woman. Which I reported and gave statements about. I get very vulnerable as he was a bad news. Police were fantastic and he moved on quite quickly.

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