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Jodi - posted on 01/24/2016

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It isn't up to you to judge whether this is enough for Child Protection to take action or not. That's their job - to determine whether there is a case or not. Your job, if you are concerned, is simply to report your concerns and allow them to investigate. In my experience (I am a teacher), most times I have reported (and I've made a few), it is simply a matter of Child Protection contacting the family, making a visit, checking that appropriate supports are in place and then monitoring that on a regular basis. Often times it isn't about parents deliberately "neglecting" their child, but more about parents who are struggling in their lives and needing some additional supports.

So my advise is simply to contact Child Protection and outline your concerns. Let them take it from there. Make sure you mention the domestic violence issues, as this may prompt them to investigate more quickly to ensure the safety of the child.

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Jodi - posted on 01/24/2016

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It is highly possible CPS already has a case open for them, but make the report anyway. If she isn't following through with regard to the domestic violence, she is putting her child at risk.

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