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Dad hits and hurts me

Your Question

What do I do if my dad hits me or hurts me?

Answer

Hey there, thanks for getting in touch with us,
 
You are asking what you should do if your dad hits you or hurts you.
 
We are really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a tough time with your dad. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and we want you to know that you’re not alone. It’s never okay for anyone to hurt you, and you deserve to be safe and feel respected at home.
 
Firstly, we want to acknowledge your strength in opening up about this. It’s very important to prioritise your safety, so if you ever feel immediate danger, don’t hesitate to call the Gardaí at 999 or 112. They are there to help in emergencies and to make sure you are living in a safe environment.
 
It’s also important to talk to someone you trust about what’s happening—whether it’s a teacher, a friend, or another family member. You don’t have to go through this alone. They can offer support and help you explore your options. These articles may be helpful for you www.childline.ie/what-is-abuse/ and www.childline.ie/how-to-live-with-a-parent-who-has-anger-issues/.
 
Remember, you are never alone in this. Childline is here for you 24/7. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at www.Childline.ie. The team is trained to listen, support, and help you in finding the right resources. Your well-being matters, and there are people who care about you and want to help. We will not judge you or tell what to do, this is your space to talk freely about what is going on for you, anonymously. There is someone waiting to take your call or chat whenever you are ready.
 
Take care of yourself, and reach out to those who can provide the support you need,
Alex
 

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