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27th Feb '17 8:08:01 AM KrspaceT
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** One does have to ask how Social services would deal with the Emperor anyway.
16th Feb '17 6:33:25 PM FF32
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* ''RuleOfRose'': It's set in rural English countryside in the 1930's, but it's still pretty amazing that nobody in the nearby villages noticed that the orphanage had gone ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' and all the adults had disappeared.

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* ''RuleOfRose'': ''VideoGame/RuleOfRose'': It's set in rural English countryside in the 1930's, but it's still pretty amazing that nobody in the nearby villages noticed that the orphanage had gone ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' and all the adults had disappeared.
22nd Jan '17 12:22:42 AM Yuihime
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* There is a series of children's books by Barbara Robinson called "The Best _____ Ever". The stories revolve around a family of children called the Herdmans. Their mother has been stated to be continuously working long shifts and is only sometimes seen outside of work and their dad [[DisappearedDad caught a train years ago and has never been seen since]]. They have virtually no adult supervision and act almost criminally, repeatedly beating each other up, setting things on fire, stealing, have no apparent source of income, and live in a house that's a death-trap with a cat that's incredibly dangerous. Yet CPS ''never'' seems to go after them.
** Subverted in one trip where it's stated that someone is told to investigate and actually ''does'' come over to their house. The result was that she fell into a hole and their cat jumped her. If she didn't have a hat on she'd have been bald. So she simply just checks by and makes sure that the Herdmans didn't burn the house down. Still, you'd think they'd call the police, but it's implied that most of the adults in the series are ''afraid to''.

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* There is a series of children's books by Barbara Robinson called "The "[[Literature/TheBestChristmasPageantEver The Best _____ Ever".Ever]]". The stories revolve around a family of children called the Herdmans. Their mother has been stated to be continuously working long shifts and is only sometimes seen outside of work and their dad [[DisappearedDad caught a train years ago and has never been seen since]]. They have virtually no adult supervision and act almost criminally, repeatedly beating each other up, setting things on fire, stealing, smoking cigars, have no apparent source of income, and live in a house that's a death-trap with a cat that's incredibly dangerous. Yet CPS ''never'' seems to go after them.
** Subverted in one trip where it's stated that someone is told to investigate and
actually ''does'' come over to their house. The result was that she fell into a hole and their cat jumped her. If she didn't have a hat on she'd have been bald. So someone assigned to them, but she simply just checks got caught in a pit trap by the kids and makes sure that nearly scalped by the cat, and [[WhoWillBellTheCat now she's as afraid of the Herdmans didn't burn as everyone else]]. She drives by once or twice a month and assumes that if they haven't burned the house down. Still, you'd think they'd call down or died, they're probably okay.
** In ''The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'',
the police, but it's implied Herdmans don't know the story of Christmas and have it explained to them by the Sunday School teacher. Gladys's reaction to hearing that most Mary was dismissed to a ''barn'' to give birth, had to wrap Baby Jesus in rags instead of the adults in the series are ''afraid to''.clothes, and a trough instead of a bassinet, [[{{Irony}} is to demand to know where Social Services was]].
17th Jan '17 12:52:39 AM TroperNo9001
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a loving family however he doesn't go to school, despite being [[spoiler:twelve]] at the start. He apparently has never even ''heard'' of school and neither have the Gems. WordOfGod is he's homeschooled but he still doesn't seem to have any formal education.
** Greg does regularly visit Steven and considering that they interact with the Mayor, there doesn't seem to be any problems. Later episodes reveal Greg gelped build the house Steven lives in and it's most likely that Steven is registered as home-schooled and under Greg's guardianship.
** Regarding the homeschool issue though, it is at least pretty well done. One comic had Steven follow Connie to school and it turns out that Steven is the second-smartest student in the class, behind Connie herself, so the education does seem to be valid. Another episode has Greg and Steven talking about college. Steven points out he is too busy protecting the world with the Gems to really go to college, but Greg does add he could get Steven online courses, which Steven doesn't onject to.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a loving family however family. However he doesn't go to school, despite being [[spoiler:twelve]] at the start. He apparently has never even ''heard'' of school and neither have the Gems. WordOfGod is he's homeschooled but he still doesn't seem to have any formal education.
** Greg does regularly visit Steven and considering that they interact with the Mayor, there doesn't seem to be any problems. Later episodes reveal Greg gelped helped build the house Steven lives in and it's most likely that Steven is registered as home-schooled and under Greg's guardianship.
** Regarding the homeschool issue though, it is at least pretty well done. One comic had Steven follow Connie to school and it turns out that Steven is the second-smartest student in the class, behind Connie herself, so the education does seem to be valid. Another episode has Greg and Steven talking about college. Steven points out he is too busy protecting the world with the Gems to really go to college, but Greg does add he could get Steven online courses, which Steven doesn't onject object to.
15th Jan '17 12:07:12 PM MsChibi
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There is an intrinsic understanding throughout most of modern Western society that children are to be loved, nurtured, and protected throughout their childhoods by their parents. Parents are viewed as having a responsibility to ensure their child's happiness and welfare, as a necessary component to their healthy development into responsible and mature adults prepared to face the demands of society.

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There is an intrinsic understanding throughout most of modern Western society that [[ChildrenAreInnocent children are to be loved, nurtured, and protected throughout their childhoods by their parents.parents]]. Parents are viewed as having a responsibility to ensure their child's happiness and welfare, as a necessary component to their healthy development into responsible and mature adults prepared to face the demands of society.
7th Jan '17 2:33:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Madeline}}: Lost in Paris'', the antagonist had apparently been lying to the courts for awhile to keep the other girls locked up in the lace factory. Kinda surprising considering that, you know, it's ''FRANCE''....

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* In ''{{Madeline}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}: Lost in Paris'', the antagonist had apparently been lying to the courts for awhile to keep the other girls locked up in the lace factory. Kinda surprising considering that, you know, it's ''FRANCE''....



* Homer Simpson of ''TheSimpsons'' is a close second for king of this trope, although to his credit he finally cleans up his act in TheMovie.

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* Homer Simpson of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a close second for king of this trope, although to his credit he finally cleans up his act in TheMovie.
20th Dec '16 1:14:34 PM Minni128
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* This is a ''major'' source of ValuesDissonance between Western countries and Japan. In Japan, in the interests of social harmony, the basic rule regarding abuse, neglect and bullying is "don't make waves." In Western countries, other authority figures will step in relatively quickly (in theory). Of course there are [[UsefulNotes/Columbine always]] [[UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain exceptions]].

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* This is a ''major'' source of ValuesDissonance between Western countries and Japan. In Japan, in the interests of social harmony, the basic rule regarding abuse, neglect and bullying is "don't make waves." In Western countries, other authority figures will step in relatively quickly (in theory). Of course there are [[UsefulNotes/Columbine [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} always]] [[UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain exceptions]].
27th Nov '16 9:32:32 PM Gamermaster
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* Hayate Yagami of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who has been living independently for who knows how many years after her parents died. While she's shown to be [[WiseBeyondTheirYears mature enough to live on her own]], and her mysterious uncle explains where she gets the funds for supporting herself, one wonders how no one thought that it might be a good idea to have someone look after a ''wheel-chair bound 9-year old IllGirl''. Granted this was part of an EvilPlan, so those in charge might be forcing the authorities to look the other way.

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* Hayate Yagami of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', who has been living independently for who knows how many years after her parents died. While she's shown to be [[WiseBeyondTheirYears mature enough to live on her own]], and her mysterious uncle explains where she gets the funds for supporting herself, one wonders how no one thought that it might be a good idea to have someone look after a ''wheel-chair bound 9-year old IllGirl''. [[spoiler: Granted this was part of an EvilPlan, so those in charge might be forcing the authorities to look the other way.]]
14th Nov '16 12:37:55 PM trixus
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** It's not that there isn't child service, they even moved the kids when they suspected severe abuse or both parents ends in prison for murder, it's just that things works out and most of the neglect and abuse are for the sake of a gag while plot wise he does take care of his children and he will bond with Bart when both decide to not mess with each other.
10th Oct '16 12:31:03 AM Kotomikun
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* Averted in ''Manga/{{Erased}}''; most of the first half revolves around trying to get Kayo taken away from her abusive mother. Social services agents were attempting to do this before the protagonist gets involved, but her mother knows what they're up to, and avoids letting them catch her at home or find any definitive evidence (a pretty realistic take on this type of situation). [[spoiler:But Kayo's grandmother has to step in to finally get her out of that household.]]
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