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Unhappy Fostering my little sister. How do I do it? - May 14th 2011, 09:27 AM

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About two months ago I moved out of my mother's house, she is a very unstable person who smashed the house to pieces many times. I've got scars all over me, not only from clearing up after her episodes, but also being caught in the middle when she's turning. I have a little sister still living in the house with my mother, and my mother's partner. My sister is 19 months old, and the few times I've been back since I left, I've noticed that things really aren't right. Mabel (my sister) flinches a LOT when mum goes anywhere near her and Tom (Fae's dad) is never there - not that he ever was anyway.... - and I've noticed some scars, bruises, cuts and stuff on Mabel.

I've contacted social services three times now but their not doing anything, there not even going and visiting them. I'm so so scared for my little sister, I don't want her to have the abusive upbringing I had, please help?!?!

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Re: Fostering my little sister. How do I do it? - May 14th 2011, 02:21 PM

If social services are not doing anything, the police should. Or if you have a school counselor I suggest talking with them also about an appropriate course of action.
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Re: Fostering my little sister. How do I do it? - May 14th 2011, 02:32 PM

Wow, I am so sorry for your situation. Your sister seems like she is in danger. With the cuts, and bruises, it's definitely something that should be looked into, especially given a history of events. My advice to you is to take pictures of the bruising and what not, and directly go to the police station. Tell them everything. Tell them the recent events, your moms unstable mood, show them the pictures, and tell them what you fear. If they don't do anything that day, go again the next day. You might have to get annoying. But the bigger deal you make out to be, but bigger deal it becomes to the police. Make them do something. You might have to get firm, but that's okay. Your sister is in danger, so something needs to take place so she is safe.


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Re: Fostering my little sister. How do I do it? - May 14th 2011, 06:43 PM

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Wow, I am so sorry for your situation. Your sister seems like she is in danger. With the cuts, and bruises, it's definitely something that should be looked into, especially given a history of events. My advice to you is to take pictures of the bruising and what not, and directly go to the police station. Tell them everything. Tell them the recent events, your moms unstable mood, show them the pictures, and tell them what you fear. If they don't do anything that day, go again the next day. You might have to get annoying. But the bigger deal you make out to be, but bigger deal it becomes to the police. Make them do something. You might have to get firm, but that's okay. Your sister is in danger, so something needs to take place so she is safe.
I agree with everything Lynds said. Pictures, go directly to the police, and go back every day DEMANDING they see the abuse for themselves.






   
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