The Question and Answer section for A Child Called “It” is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
David was physically and mentally abused by his mother.
Miss. Moss repeatedly reported the signs of abuse she saw on David at school to the school Principal. Her actions brought an awareness to David's plight.
The police officer tells David's mother that he is in police custody and will not be coming home. He tells her that David will be under the custody of the San Mateo Juvenile Department. Once on the highway, the officer tells David he is free.