I won’t go into a ton of detail but something happened while I was out and about.
I came across someone with children who alluded to the idea that they were afraid of their SO. To be clear, this person never explicitly said they were afraid. Not for themselves and not for their children. That was solely my impression. And they never said any physical abuse was happening. I looked for evidence of physical abuse on her and the children but could not see any.
Despite this, I’m still worried. I’ve already confirmed with others that they at least saw me talking to this person, so I know the person was not a hallucination. But I have no idea if the conversation I think I had actually happened and I have no way to check.
Now I desperately need help processing the whole situation. But I worry about the repercussions of talking with pdoc about it.
So lets assume that everything really happened. If pdoc alerts authorities and they get involved, I have reason to believe the system where I am from could potentially do way more harm than good. Harm to everyone involved, including me and the children.
But if we assume that I am misremembering the conversation as I sometimes do, I worry that I may get into legal trouble if she is required to report.
So I want to know if I tell pdoc about this, is she mandated to report this to police or our version of CPS even though she didn’t personally witness any of it?