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Feel sorry for the poor kid

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lyssie29 Fri 10-Aug-18 17:50:29

Basically one of my daughters friends has only just turned 4 and she plays out in the streets all the time. There's no busy road so alot of the kids do of all ages. She will play in my front garden with my daughter for hours and her mum and dad dont come to check on her at all. They can't see my house from theirs and alot of the time they don't actually know where she is because she plays with a lot of other kids too and doesn't say where she's going. Her dad shouts of her when it's time to go in and I've seen her running around outside past 9pm. Today her dad shouted of her and my daughter went around to hers with her to see what he wanted. She then came back 5minutes later saying her mum and dad were going to the shops and she said she didn't want to go so they locked her out the house and told her to play out and if she wanted to get in for any reason to climb through the window. I just feel in my opinion that shes too young for all of that. She shouldn't be left playing outside with no parents there to keep an eye on her. Anything could happen! I told her to play in my garden while her parents were out. I don't think she gets much attention from her parents at all and they just leave her to her own devices. I don't really know what to do with this as I don't really know her parents just the fact that they are her parents. Any advice?

KatyP1975 Fri 10-Aug-18 19:10:00

I would report your concerns to social services.

Havetothink Fri 10-Aug-18 19:21:39

I agree, a 4 year old should not be locked out of the house unsupervised even in a good neighborhood.

somanymiles Fri 10-Aug-18 19:32:19

This is shocking - I would report to social services.

Jollyholliday Fri 10-Aug-18 19:36:33

Report OP!
A four year old should not be making choices like that

3girlmama Fri 10-Aug-18 19:46:57

Too young to be left alone, outside or inside. Report x

SnuggyBuggy Fri 10-Aug-18 19:51:13

Definitely report.

ClemDanfango Fri 10-Aug-18 20:27:52

Remember little April Jones OP? left out to play aged 5 and snatched and murdered by that awful monster.
Please contact social services.

3girlmama Sat 11-Aug-18 05:38:08

I was thinking about that poor child tonight during a night feed
The parents are concerned about their house more than their child! Locking the house up if they go out yet leaving the child to roam! Makes me so sad. The child must get the vibe they aren't a priority 😟 or important
So sad x

ourkidmolly Sat 11-Aug-18 06:00:34

@ClemDanfango
April Jones wasn't 'left out' to play. What a crass thing to say. Victim blaming or what? Her parents were loving and devoted to her. She was playing outside with family and friends when a person known to her abducted her. Kids are allowed to inhabit their own community you know. We can't keep them under lock and key.

Obviously this situation is different op.

Showpony2 Sat 11-Aug-18 06:05:58

Social services. She’s tiny - what crap parents they are.

YeTalkShiteHen Sat 11-Aug-18 06:21:27

Remember little April Jones OP? left out to play aged 5 and snatched and murdered by that awful monster.

Sorry to derail but that is NOT what happened to April Jones, what if her family read that???? She begged to be let out to play on the grass outside her house and was snatched in a split second, not fucking locked out and left!!!

OP contact SS, I have a 4&5 year old and would never, ever do that because it’s so risky! At that age they need supervision, these parents aren’t providing it.

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Doyoumind Sat 11-Aug-18 08:23:08

That's so sad. I don't even let older DC out my sight. You should definitely report it.

HebeMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 11-Aug-18 11:40:07

Morning, everyone. Could we have a bit of peace and love here? It would be a shame to derail the thread with a bunfight. Thanks!

YeTalkShiteHen Sat 11-Aug-18 11:43:38

Yet you let the original comment stand MNHQ? Shame on you, I sincerely hope nobody in April Jones’ family is reading. Because what a comparison between a neglected child and the awful situation with April Jones is doing on a public forum is beyond me.

It’s nowhere near the same.

3girlmama Mon 13-Aug-18 19:41:31

Have you reported yet, OP? Xx

LeighaJ Mon 13-Aug-18 20:07:24

@lyssie29

I reported my neighbours for less than that. You should definitely report yours. That poor little girl. sad

ana18 Mon 13-Aug-18 20:44:18

Shocking someone can take the time to write here what happened but not social services who in there right minds leaves a child alone !!! Inside or outside the house

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