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What should i do if i know kids being abused but dont want to speak out

they dont want to go into foster care

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You need to do the right thing and report it to the police.They won't necessarily have to stay in foster care.They can live with another responsible loving family member.

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if i was you, i would call the child protection people

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not all kids will be placed in Foster care... they usually go to the next closest relative that can take care of them. tell the correct authority

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you is completely right
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There are hotlines you can call and make yourself anonymous. Something should really be said.

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i agree with christopherm

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Speak up anyway. Although foster care can be Hell for kids & families, better the children go to foster care vs. being injured or killed. You can report issues to the police. It's not up to you to decide the outcome, only to do the right thing & help defend the kids.

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We had a case here in NH where a 3 year old was abused to the point of needing extensive medical treatment. You know there must have been people who thought or knew and did nothing and now this child has a life of hellish surgeries and medical problems. Report it, if you don't you are responsible for what might happen.
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/Grandmother-grows-frantic-as-search-for-child-abuse-couple-continues/-/9857858/17545014/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/91yaw3z/-/index.html

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Are you kidding. There should be NO hesitation. If you Know for sure that they being abused Physically or Mentally then you need to report it at once. We are talking about the innocence of a child that cannot protect them self.. Why would you let this not be reported. How dare you not protect a child.

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You can report it anonymously

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Are you kidding?? Why is this even a question? This isn't about making yourself feel good. This is about the safety of children! Anyone who knows about abuse and doesn't report it is personally contributing to that abuse.

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Are they teen friends of yours emogrl? Understandably you are being loyal to them, but feel conflicted. You should call CPS and report the situation, they will not reveal who made the report. They will do an investigation if they feel it is serious... This may be the wake up call the parents need to get help. Sometimes it takes multiple calls before CPS will get involved, so if you call it may help things in the long run. Your call will be one of many. Ask a school counselor for the number and info on how to make the call so you are not intimidated. You are not being disloyal by making the call... Your friend may be afraid of change, even though they are in an abusive situation, but living this way in constant fear is very unhealthy. A foster home may give them some peace to see their life differently, even learn coping skills. I know you are concerned for their situation, you really are in a position to help them. Good luck dear.

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Don't waist your time by thinking over it just call the police asap.

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You should report the abuse anyways

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Thts such a hard decision. I would say (I was abused as a 5-7 year old) that if I had friends that knew... I would want them to do the right thing. Because I didn't have the nerve to stand up and tell my other family members. U can make it an anonymous call so nobody knows it's you. Good luck. I hope ur friend gets help. Nobody deserves to go through that.

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