But that's the thing, there will be a push, there is always a push. And I'm not clutching at straws, a hse report is supposed to be completed for every offence where a child is involved, even if you caught little 17 year old Johnny skulling cans with his mates in a field. Initially, the Garda may not have to complete it, but some "genius" sitting behind a desk will eventually go "hey, shouldn't the guard be completing referrals? It'll look really good for us if they do".
I realky don't think this should be a Garda matter, we're there to prevent, detect and solve crime, not babysit or lecture on bad parenting, that's the job of the HSE. And the back end the HSE can look at is a report from the Garda and more than likey a follow-up meeting = wasted Garda time.
You may think that this is the extreme, but definitely where I am it's stuff like this that they keep inventing that is ruining the front-line service.