Carol - posted on 08/08/2012 ( 63 moms have responded )
A friend of my moms has custody of her 4 grandchildren. I have spent some time with the oldest who is 13 & is somewhat special needs. She has told me that she has been put out in weather cold enough that there is snow on the ground for more than a few minutes wearing only a bathrobe because she took too long to get in the tub for her bath. Her other siblings as well. There are other issues less severe than this, but my concern is should I call CPS & even if I do, would that make things worse for the girl & would the things she told me be enough to have her removed from the the home as i feel that if the children are not removed from the home things will only get worse after any investigation is completed. Plus I would want to be sure that they speak to the children without the grandparent there as I am sure they will deny any alleged abuse if asked in front of her. Wondering what my course of action is here as I am a close family friend & want to make sure this girl is safe. I wonder if it is possible to have the girl interviewed while visiting a relative. Any advice is welcome.