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To think this is no way to punish a child!

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Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 12-Mar-18 16:18:23

Neighbours arrived home. Dad shouting and swearing at 7yo lad. Don't know what he's done obvs. They went in house where their neighbour heard banging before the crying 7 yo is thrown out of the house and the door is locked. He's knocked on the door about 10 times. It's raining so he keeps going under a shelter in the garden as he doesn't even have a coat on.
Dads just come out to take football off him before going back in the house and locking the door so the kid is now playing with rocks. He's been out there 40 minutes now 😒 surely this isn't normal behaviour?

Makingworkwork Mon 12-Mar-18 16:20:30

Call 111. It is cold and the child’s immediate needs are not been meet. The police will obviously contact ss but only the police can immediately become involved.

gussyfinknottle Mon 12-Mar-18 16:20:31

Of course not.

Dontoutmenow Mon 12-Mar-18 16:20:45

Ring the police.

WhitePhantom Mon 12-Mar-18 16:21:52

That's no way to punish a child, no matter what he's done. I'd be tempted to bring him in to mine and make sure he's ok, if you know him. Probably not a good idea though depending on what the parents might do next, but if hate to see the poor little lad left out in the rain like that 🙁

CoffeeChocolateWine Mon 12-Mar-18 16:21:54

Bloody hell. Poor kid. I would call 111 too. This has made me really sad.

JoJoSM2 Mon 12-Mar-18 16:22:48

What a psycho. It should be easy enough to find a number for local social services and report it.

AvoidingDM Mon 12-Mar-18 16:22:57

That's cruel. I'd agree with phoning somebody- what's going on inside the house if they are happy to throw him out in the rain

ILoveAntButHateDec Mon 12-Mar-18 16:22:58

Call 101 and ask for police advice and assistance.

DalekDalekDalek Mon 12-Mar-18 16:23:25

111 definitely. Poor child!

forcryinoutloud Mon 12-Mar-18 16:24:21

Out for 40 mins in pouring rain and no coat, that' s bad. If you don't feel you can approach them in any way or offer the lad some shelter then I would be contacting non emergency police number.

YouTheCat Mon 12-Mar-18 16:24:42

It's 101, not 111.

I'd call and ask for advice.

LittleMyLikesSnuffkin Mon 12-Mar-18 16:24:46

I’d ring the police too. That’s so horribly cruel. I know someone who’s stepdad did similar. It was only the tip of the iceberg of how bad things were.

Joskar Mon 12-Mar-18 16:25:14

I have friends who put their 4 year old outside when he's naughty. They were telling a "funny" story about him calling in through the letterbox that he was scared of the dark and monsters might get him. My heart broke a wee bit at the thought of that. I once leant them a book with gentler discipline methods. I don't think they read it though. It wouldn't be my choice of discipline but you can't get involved unless a child is actually being abused.

QueenDramaLlama Mon 12-Mar-18 16:25:22

Yes call a non emergency number. Locked out with no coat is not on and children need people to stand up for them.

YouTheCat Mon 12-Mar-18 16:26:17

Joskar, that is abuse.

Toast3 Mon 12-Mar-18 16:26:21

That’s so sad. Please call 111. That poor kid 😢

Tainbri Mon 12-Mar-18 16:27:20

Jesus no! Phone police! There was a story last year of a little boy being locked outside admittedly in freezing cold and he died! What the hell else goes on that you're not aware of!

Osopolar Mon 12-Mar-18 16:27:23

Please call 101 the child is being abused.

Trinity66 Mon 12-Mar-18 16:27:56

That sounds horrendous poor kid sad

ColourfulOrangex Mon 12-Mar-18 16:29:29

Oh poor boy, is he still out there?

Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 12-Mar-18 16:30:03

I think they've just let him in. No obvious signs of abuse but like you say. This could be the top of the ice berg. If this is what they're willing to possibly let people see. What is going on behind closed doors!?

Justalittlelemondrizzle Mon 12-Mar-18 16:30:24

Tip*

ColourfulOrangex Mon 12-Mar-18 16:31:49

It maybe worth raising it just in case, at least then you have the boys well-being in mind even if there is no concerns in SS mind

Osopolar Mon 12-Mar-18 16:32:45

Please still report this.

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