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what can a grandmother do when a grandchild tells them that

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what can a grandmother do when a grandchild tells them that the mothers livein boyfriend is mean to her and hits her when the mother leaves the child with him, and you know they are doing drugs, and the grandmother calls DHS about it and the person she is talking to, just gets smart about it and does not try to help. When the childs very life may be in danger?

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If you aren't getting any assistance on the phone from the local DHS office, you can file a complaint through their hotline here:

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REPORT ABUSE AND NEGLECT
If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, you have a legal responsibility to report it. Reports can be made at any time to the OKDHS Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-522-3511. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Once a report is filed they are obligated by law to initiate an investigation into the complaint including contacting the family and conducting an inspection and potentially interviewing the child about any incidents of neglect/abuse. They can't ignore the complaint once filed and have to investigate. If the results of their investigation indicate that abuse may be occurring, they have the authority to take the child into protective custody and place her with other family.

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