Just to be very up front, it's not just this board but several of the boards that I post on, some are for dogs, some are for singles etc. and so forth.
I am always amazed at how people threaten to turn someone in for something and at how often people really DO turn people in for some kind of supposed infraction. It might be because they think someone's dog is too skinny or that someone isn't home schoolinig their kids properly or someone is unhappy with the way a neighbor is raising their kids or whatever, there are a million reasons I would guess.
People have NO IDEA what it can do to a family. By calling in the CPS without facts and real problems, there can be devastating repercussions on the family. Years ago a neighbor had CPS called on her (and the end results were that the complaint was unsubstantiated) and they were told that my neighbor beat her kids. When CPS arrived, the kids were sequestered and questioned, then they had to submit to go to a doctor for the doc to check every inch of their bodies for bruises. Those girls were humiliated and horrified and it left mental scars on both of them, just because someone "Thought maybe" they were being beaten. The parents were upset and CPS then had the right to "drop in" on them when ever they wanted to, and believe me, they did.
I took care of my parents for 7 years, they both had Alzheimer's. After 6 years, someone decided that I might be abusing my parents (I'm an RN) and I was subjected to 2 visits from the Eldercare folks to make sure I wasn't hurting my parents. I was flabbergasted. Turned out to be a neighbor who 'hadn't seen the old folks for a bit.' My parents hadn't been outside for a couple of years because they were bedridden. I was humiliated as a lady checked my cupboards in the kitchen and went through my fridge and then tried to ask my parents if I hurt them and then checked their skin out looking for bruises and so forth. Good night, I got up every 2 hours 24 hours a day to turn and move and change my parents. I took tender loving care of them. They are both gone now, but I still remember how I was treated and it still makes me upset.
Perhaps the neighbors in both of these cases should have minded their own business since they really had no real idea of any thing wrong happening.
Make sure that you are CERTAIN and would stake YOUR reputation on it before you call the 'authorities' about anyone. Because if you are wrong, you could scar the family forever.