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Should I Call Social Services?!

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mumtochloe Mon 21-Mar-05 09:27:44

I am getting very worried about some children I see on a regular basis.

There is a little girl called Dora who's parents let her out to roam on a regular basis - she is always getting into sticky situations and has no good role model in her life. Also I am worried about 2 other kids called Max and Ruby - their parents are always down the pub abd Ruby has to look after her little brother ALL the time. I am worried she may burn the house down.

What should I do?

Toothache Mon 21-Mar-05 09:31:49

Is this a serious post? Awful if it is..... but I just can't get Dora the Explorer out of my head!!!

nailpolish Mon 21-Mar-05 09:32:42

i was worried too when i saw Ruby having to take Max to the shops the other day to buy a new pair of dungarees with £5

also, the time when Ruby (who i think is only 7) was using a hot stove and frying an egg for Max's breakfast

good job grandma is next door

Toothache Mon 21-Mar-05 09:33:36

Okaaaaaay..... I'm really confused.

Evesmama Mon 21-Mar-05 09:35:07

dora(the explorer) and max and ruby(rabbits)

Toothache Mon 21-Mar-05 09:36:40

Doh! I seeeee, bit slow today.

Tessiebear Mon 21-Mar-05 09:36:58

LOL mumtochloe!!!!!! Where ARE Max and Rubys parents????
And doesnt Ruby sometimes have to look after a baby cousin as WELL as Max!

Tessiebear Mon 21-Mar-05 09:39:13

There is someone i worry about as well .... Her name is Maggie, she must only be 7 ... her parents let her out all hours!!! She often has to look after her triplet cousins by herself ... and she plays with a pig and a Ferocious beast

mumtochloe Mon 21-Mar-05 10:27:14

Oh god - Tessiebear - call them NOW! Soo irresponsible of her parents!!

I think there are others too!!

piffle Mon 21-Mar-05 10:48:37

I know as if Max and Ruby should be in Debenhams unparented on an ESCALATOR of all things and to be wandering around with money

piffle Mon 21-Mar-05 10:49:27

And as for Maisy Middleton

tiffini Mon 21-Mar-05 10:56:36

i see this kind of thing often, children pushing thier younger siblings around in buggys hanging around on corners, because the parents cant be arsed to look after them MAKES ME SICK WITH ANGER. as you know thier names and addresses i would give ss a call. poor kids

nailpolish Mon 21-Mar-05 10:58:24

i even saw ruby with a lemonade stand outside her house, trying to raise some extra cash, poor thing, just as well she had friends like louise to help out

misdee Mon 21-Mar-05 10:59:15

personally, the babies round here (tommy, chucky, phil and lil) their parents shock me. they leave the babies with a grandad who suffers narcoloepsy, so the babies are always getting into 'trouble'. and then they have a horrible cousin called angelicia, who is the most spoilt brat ever and deserves a smacked bottom. The dog takes mroe care of the babies than the parents.

nailpolish Mon 21-Mar-05 11:00:08

lol misdee! and tommy spends all day every day in just a nappy

misdee Mon 21-Mar-05 11:01:48

its awful. i dont kow how the parents leave them like that. Tommy needs trousers!!

mumtochloe Mon 21-Mar-05 11:42:01

Not the SAME nappy Nailpolish surely??

Dora is ALWAYS in the same clothes. Bet she stinks!!!

snafu Mon 21-Mar-05 11:57:06

There are loads of kids like this. It's so sad.

I know of one - ds and I see him most mornings - and he can't be more than about 7 or 8. He is always hanging around with this really old bloke - big grey beard, pointy shoes - real weirdo. And the little boy is always running around after him, doing errands and so on. He always seems to be home alone at night. I've also seen him talking to these two very dodgy characters - one's called Sly, I think? - who I know have got criminal records - they're persistent re-offenders from what I can see.

It really makes me sad - what is the world coming to when these kids are left to fend for themselves this way?

MrsBigD Thu 24-Mar-05 20:09:18

Oh it has just gotten worse... poor Dora is now not just roaming on her own but being accompanied by her baby twin siblings! Do those people have no conscience?!

samjandwich Sat 26-Mar-05 00:52:52

I saw ruby giving max a bath, it's really dangerous to leave kids playing with water and the parents never seemed to be in on a night as I saw ruby trying to settle max down one evening, sigh, poor things at least i see bunny scout leader visit here and there.

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