I would definitely call!
I would 100% for sure call CPS.
I would step in. I wouldn't wait for someone else to do something when I am very well capable.
But it does sound like a case that would need to be reported? With those examples?
That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation.
And yes, I would report it, anonymously.
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" That sounds awfully specific for a hypothetical situation. And yes, I would report it, anonymously."
I think I would say something to their parents first. Like boy, they sure are quiet at my house, the never talk...are they good eaters at home, they dont want much here. They seem sad today, just crying off and on, is everything ok?
I mean kids are odd sometimes, I mean maybe they're just like that at your house. I mean I know when my sons babysitter comes over he tries to get away with only eating sweets but she knows me better and wont give him the junk.
I'd call. No child deserves that. Even if it's just "suspected" CPS will investigate and if further steps are needed they will be taken, if not, it was better to be "safe then sorry".
I think I would have to make a call. As much as I depise putting myself in other people's business, if everything were that obvious then I'd feel like I was failing those kids if I didn't.
call its a felony here not to report it now.
I would definitely call CPS especially with their teeth being that bad. If the parents neglect their oral health that bad what else are they neglecting.
I might speak to the parents first. If they didn't seem concerned or if they didn't have an explanation for the behavior, and teeth, and whatnot, then a call might be warranted. It would be hard. I wouldn't want to make a false allegation, but I wouldn't want the child to get worse, either.
I would start documenting what you see and over time I would call in an report it. The first thing a case reported is going to ask is what makes you suspect abuse....so saying sometimes they don't talk, or they only eat sweets etc. etc. isn't enough to support your case. Having dates and times and quotes from the children might be enough for them to look into it.