HI Don't want to say too much information but need a bit of advice - I have a child in my class who comes from what I would call a very unstable background - she is a nice enough child but doesn't have many friends as she is always a bit grubby looking and finds basic things difficult (i.e. taking off her cardigan/putting her coat on, wiping her own nose etc)the other children have picked up on this and whilst a few will offer her help others can be quite unkind to her. She lives with Mum who is an alcoholic and only sees real Dad occasionally but she clearly loves being at home with mum - constantly asks for her,can't wait to see her at home time etc)The part I am worried about though is she didnt come into school last week - we were informed she had an accident (scalding - which needed hospital treatment) The circumstances of the scalding to me seem very odd and quite disturbing. My HT told me about it and when I said to her surely this is a case for child protection she said 'you would think so'. My HT is the CPO and she didnt seem like she was going to do anyhting - I thought she should have to make a call to them - or am I wrong on this? I have never had anything like this to deal with before. Am I within my rights to make an anonymous call to Social services to air my concerns? I can't bear to think of what might happen to the little girl next and if something did happen I would feel terrible for not having done something about it. I know the incident happened at home and I don't have any evidence of her being 'mistreated' other than what I have said but I am worried this is going to escalate if something is not done soon. I just feel very concerned about her. Help, what should I do next?