I live in england in a nice village. I have serious concerns about 2 households in my street, they make my life a misery with their behavior and my constant worrying about their kids
Household 1, Single mother of a 15yr old non-attending school and 10 yr old with learning difficulties She takes drugs each and every day. and allows her oldest to do the same .she prostitutes herself from home and commits fraud frequently. Household 2: Married, 4 kids oldest 13yrs youngest 18months. House is a horror show of squalour, I do their gardening to stop it ruining my place. Children are filthy, poorly nourished, 2 are clearly delayed emotionally and physically and one girl is covered in eczema which doesn't look like its being treated.what should I do? Is it wrong to 'grass them up' ?
I agree with the others; you should call. I just want to add that while #1 is clearly abusive to the children (drvgs, prostitution, and crime), #2 sounds like it might be nothing worse than poverty imposing a kind of chaos along with the inevitable deprivation. But the latter is plenty bad enough to be worth a call, too, for the children's safety and well-being, even if it doesn't deserve as harsh a judgment.
The main issue should be, are you doing it for yourself, or for the kids. Take no offence - there are many nasty people out there who would call SS to fill their own agenda.
From what I'm reading, I do believe your main concern is the children ... they can't speak for themselves, so they need someone like you to speak for them. No child should live under those conditions - call SS.
Definitely call social services. It's wrong, in my opinion, if you DON'T. You can probably only make the kids lives better.
like everyone said you should call because like collen said your doing it for the kids not for your self!!!
Yes, I think you should call social service. These kids need help.