I wasn't sure where to put this and I apologize in advance if it's in the wrong place.
My 11 yo DS is good friends with another boy in his class that lives in an apartment complex down the street from us. I'm becoming concerned about his family situation and I'm not sure what to do... This boy, who I'll call Sam, doesn't seem to have much or any parental supervision. The father is out of the picture and his mom doesn't seem to be home often, leaving him alone to fend for himself. I know the mom works one job during the day, but according to Sam is not home much at night. He usually has no idea where his mom is and will often come knock on our door and ask to come in to hang out, even as late as 9:00 pm. He's at our house daily, and every time he tells me his mom is not home.
Also concerning is that my DS tells me Sam misses a LOT of school, often as much as 1-2 days a week, every week. When I ask Sam why, he tells me he overslept and had no way to get to school.
I've met Sam's mom once, when I happened to bump into her at a community event. I told her that Sam was often at my house and asked if she worked nights... I was just trying to get a sense of the situation. She said that she has to run lots of errands and Sam is fine at home alone.
Just to clarify Sam is 11 and an only child.
Is this a situation I should become more involved? Try to get more info, if I can?