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Desperate children locked in hot car scrawl 'help' message to attract attention

Post  quickfingers on Tue 15 Jun - 14:40

Also just seen this

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1286753/Man-arrested-children-discovered-locked-hot-car-help-written-window.html

and this piece at the end from the NSPCC is interesting:

A spokesman for the NSPCC warned against leaving children alone inside cars.
He said: 'The NSPCC's advice on leaving children alone in cars is to always keep your child with you, wherever possible.
'If you decide it's safe to leave your child in the car always keep them within your sight and never leave them for more than a couple of minutes.
'Never leave a young child in the car if you can possibly avoid doing so.
'Always keep the car well ventilated, always keep children fastened in their car seats, never leave the key in the car or the doors unlocked, always park safely and legally and never expect young children to look after baby brothers and sisters.'

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Re: Desperate children locked in hot car scrawl 'help' message to attract attention

Post  quickfingers on Tue 15 Jun - 14:44

Sorry here is the whole article:

Two children were found locked in a hot car after writing a 'help' message on the window to attract passers-by.

A six-year-old boy and a girl, ten, wrote the message in condensation that had formed on the window after spending an hour in the car, which had been deadlocked.
Concerned shoppers called the fire brigade but the male driver of the car, believed to be a family member, returned to unlock it before emergency services intervened.

Police and paramedics were called after the children complained of feeling unwell.
They were treated at the scene and taken to Rochdale Infirmary and the man was arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

Social services is now investigating the matter.
Witness Diane Leach saw the drama unfolding in Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester at 4.25pm last Friday.

She said: 'The car was locked and the children had been left inside and had written 'help' in the window.
'The fire brigade and police were called but a man came back with the keys before they had chance to smash into the car to get them out.
'It is believed that he said he would be gone 10 minutes but he was gone for about an hour. The children had overheated and I think they were suffering from dehydration.
'They were taken away in an ambulance.'
A police spokesman said: 'Police were called by the fire service to Yorkshire Street following reports a six-year old boy and a 10-year-old girl had been left in a car.
'They were taken to hospital as a precaution but released a short time later.'
A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of child neglect and was released on bail until July 1 pending further inquiries.

A council spokesman said: 'We are aware of the incident and the details have been forwarded to children's social care for consideration.'
A spokesman for the NSPCC warned against leaving children alone inside cars.
He said: 'The NSPCC's advice on leaving children alone in cars is to always keep your child with you, wherever possible.
'If you decide it's safe to leave your child in the car always keep them within your sight and never leave them for more than a couple of minutes.
'Never leave a young child in the car if you can possibly avoid doing so.
'Always keep the car well ventilated, always keep children fastened in their car seats, never leave the key in the car or the doors unlocked, always park safely and legally and never expect young children to look after baby brothers and sisters.'

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Post  Keela on Tue 15 Jun - 14:46

A spokesman for the NSPCC warned against leaving children alone inside cars.

He said: 'The NSPCC's advice on leaving children alone in cars is to always keep your child with you, wherever possible.

'If you decide it's safe to leave your child in the car always keep them within your sight and never leave them for more than a couple of minutes.

'Never leave a young child in the car if you can possibly avoid doing so.

'Always keep the car well ventilated, always keep children fastened in their car seats, never leave the key in the car or the doors unlocked, always park safely and legally and never expect young children to look after baby brothers and sisters.'


Don't you just love the last sentence. Pity the Dynamic Duo didn't take this advice. But didn't Gerry say that the authorities had assured them that they were acting within the bounds of responsible parenting? Was it the same authority who has spoken in this case?

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Post  deborah on Tue 15 Jun - 20:10

Words fail me - the world has gone bonkers

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Post  malena stool on Tue 15 Jun - 22:02

The man not being a doctor plainly needs the guidance and input of the NSPCC to safely discharge his duties and responsibilities towards dependent children under his care.

Too bad the simpering two faced imbeciles of this 'caring organisation' don't have the gonads to publicly denounce the shocking and abysmal parenting skills of Madeleine's parents.

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Post  deborah on Tue 15 Jun - 22:09

malena stool wrote:The man not being a doctor plainly needs the guidance and input of the NSPCC to safely discharge his duties and responsibilities towards dependent children under his care.

Too bad the simpering two faced imbeciles of this 'caring organisation' don't have the gonads to publicly denounce the shocking and abysmal parenting skills of Madeleine's parents.
Well said - and especially as the nspcc states that children under 12 should not be left alone too !

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Post  jejune on Wed 16 Jun - 3:17

It's obvious that although you'd be prosecuted for leaving an animal shut up in a vehicle on a hot day, it's perfectably acceptable to substitute the animal for a child. Also, a three year old should be capable of not only taking care of themself for several evenings in a row, but also any younger siblings they've been left in charge of. If that three year old then finds themself in a situation not of their choosing, for God's sake don't blame the parents

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