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Don't want to live with my parents

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Can I raise a complaint again my parents? Because they are hitting me even though I’m 17 years old and using taunting words which hurts me badly can I go out of my house? I don’t want to live with them. Please help me


Hello there, thanks so much for reaching out.

Firstly, we want to welcome you and say that we’re truly sorry to hear about what you’re going through. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and talk about difficult experiences, so know that you’re not alone. We want you to know that what you’re feeling is valid, and you deserve to feel safe and respected in your own home.
No one should ever have to endure physical or emotional harm, especially from the people who are supposed to love and care for them. It’s important to recognise that you have the right to be safe in your own home, regardless of your age. If you’re experiencing abuse or mistreatment from your parents, it’s crucial to take action to protect yourself. This article may be helpful for you
One option you have is to talk out about what your parents are doing to you. You can speak to a trusted adult, such as a teacher, counsellor, or family friend, who can help you through this process and provide support along the way. Additionally, you can contact Túsla, where social workers are available to ensure that all young people are safe in their homes. They can offer guidance and assistance in finding a solution that prioritises your well-being. You can find out more about what Túsla can do to support you here
It’s also important to remember that you are never alone in this. Organisations like Childline are here to support you and explore your options with you. We offer a safe space where you can talk to someone who will listen without judgment, and we’re available 24 hours a day, every day. You can reach out to us for free by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at
Please know that there is hope, and there are people who want to help you. You deserve to live in a safe and loving environment, and there are resources available to help you in achieving that.
Take care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to reach out for support whenever you need it.

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