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To think when someone is in Crisis you don't faff about?

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hopefullyanon · 12/11/2019 20:08

AIBU to think that when someone is on FB posting externally concerning things that make you believe they are a danger to themselves and their children you do not let the 'admin' who have a lot of safe guarding training apparently  faff about and do what ever chatty Bs they feel like.

Don't all charities and MH advocates say to get the police etc involved?!?

Today a member of a BF group posted something very concerning. The admin said not to do anything and that they were trying to contact the OP.

I managed to stalk FB called the NSPCC and sent them SS which they then passed to the police.

The admin are now cluttering the page saying nobody should do anything and that they are all trained. In what I don't know.

But what I am genuinely concerned about is what qualifications do they have to tell people not to call the police, to not go 'RL'?!

One of the admin tells people not to involve the authorities because she had her son removed from her by the police and his father now has residency due to her having a breakdown and posting it over Fb and someone called the police. Surly she is the last one who should be advising posters?

Sorry for this absolute mess but I've been watching this unravel and their advice now has me very concerned.

OP posts:
WTF99 · 12/11/2019 21:01

No one can I strict you not to contact the police if that's what you think is the right thing to do.
Once having received a report, the police will make their own assessment of the right course of action and the best interests of any children involved will be at the forefront of that.

WTF99 · 12/11/2019 21:01

....instruct you....

kateandme · 12/11/2019 21:12

i think its very difficutl.especially on fb people seeem to put out those couple of line posts which i more venting and ranting than they really deep down mean.ive seen mant people with MH illness put things i know to others who dont know them would be fucking horrifying.but for them its there way of noting it.leaving it.done.

Pugsleyaddams · 12/11/2019 21:37

It's a FB group. I could set one up, you, any Tom, Dick or Harry. Admins may say they're trained in Safeguarding but I'm 'trained' in safeguarding, and it means fuck all in real life (I work in the NHS and it's statutory training that doesn't relate in any way to online admining). If you think there's a risk, especially a high level risk you absolutely should contact the police/ NSPCC/ FB etc. If it's a troll they'll work it out, if they just ignore you've done what you can. They were right to lock it and stop comments, they may have done something behind the scenes but you doing so also won't hinder that. A FB page isn't even like a website like this, or an official site where there MAY be someone held somewhat accountable, a FB page means nothing, no matter how many members. The woman who had her kids removed has an agenda, that is very clear.

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