For what reason would YOU call CPS? homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
29th Jan '13

Just curious. What do you think is a valid enough reason to call CPS on someone?

ElleBelle (36 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22412 posts
29th Jan '13

If I saw something that made me really uncomfortable

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
29th Jan '13

If a child is being neglected or abused... What else would someone call for? lol

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
29th Jan '13

Severe emotional abuse, significant physical abuse

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
29th Jan '13

Abuse (marks on the kid), neglect.. that about covers it I think.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22784 posts
status 29th Jan '13

Abuse or neglect.

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
29th Jan '13

If i knew a child was suffering or would suffer without intervention, but i would have to be sure, Here in the UK families can be shattered for no real reason and good families too :( That said i couldnt stand by and see a child suffer knowing i could do something

Edited for shocking spelling!

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
29th Jan '13

Neglect, verbal/physical abuse.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
29th Jan '13

Well, I've heard of people calling because they "heard" that the parent spanked, or that they thought the parent used marijuana....etc. Sometimes I see people say on here, "That isn't a good enough reason to call, you're wasting their time." So, I'm just curious.

Em ♥ 3 kids; Indiana 943 posts
29th Jan '13

abuse, neglect, poor living conditions that could potentially harm the child

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
29th Jan '13

My neighbor's kids were constantly wandering outside. Four of them. Ages 5 to 2. They were dirty, sometimes without clothes, and had no supervision. They would constantly come over to my house and the little one started drinking out of my kiddie pool because "she was thirsty." They would tell me horrible stories about their mom and dad fighting. Eventually, their dad got shot and killed by cops. I called CPS but they moved away like a week later. I feel so bad for those kids.

Aman dua Bremen, Georgia 578 posts
29th Jan '13

I would only call over physical abuse (not spanking) or serious neglect, like not feeding or never bathing them. It would have to be something very serious for me to consider calling, not just a bad moment.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
29th Jan '13

If I knew the parents were using hard drugs on a regular basis, or around their kids, if I knew the kids were being neglected..... Basically any situation where I felt the kids would be safer in foster care or with a family member than they are at home

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
29th Jan '13

Neglect, physical/sexual abuse.
And drug use if it were affect ting parenting or if the drugs were strewn about.

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5806 posts
29th Jan '13

Someone threatened to call CPS on me because I didn't bathe my 3 month old every night. :roll:

I only would for abuse or neglect.