Parents often think about the many things they could do that will help protect their children from harm. That’s why as much as possible they try to get their children the best education, best nanny, best toys.
It’s less often that parents think about their own safety. Losing their children is for them an immediate concern, but not the other way around. What happens when their kids lose their parents?
This three-year-old toddler experienced this nightmare first-hand when his mother Anneka Sherratt passed away at their Plymouth flat.
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The police knew of her when the mother has not been spotted since the previous weekend, and they were forced to look for her at her home.
When they arrived at her flat, they found her body—and her three-year-old son who had been fending for himself for three days.
After officers arrived at the property, the toddler was reportedly taken to hospital for checks and observations, before being released to family members.
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What the boy was doing in those three days is uncertain, said the police.
Police are now investigating Anneka’s death, which is not being treated as suspicious. “She was found at her home address, the cause of death is unascertained and enquires are continuing, there are no suspicious circumstances,” the police said.
In case of emergency
Moms, on the event that—god forbid—you drop dead at any given moment, how do you ensure that your children are cared after?
This is an important question to ask yourself, not only because this could happen, but also because you want to safeguard them from any more harm.
Here are a few suggestions: set a routine for you and our family, so that it would be easier for someone else to notice if something doesn’t go according to plan. Make a list of numbers that your children can call in case of an emergency. It’s also important to build a healthy relationship with your neighbors so that they could check up on you and your family once in a while.
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