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I don't feel safe

Your Question

I was pushed down the stairs by my guardian. I want to leave their house as I do not feel safe. What do I do.


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Firstly, we want to say that we’re so sorry you had to go through such a terrifying experience. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and we’re glad you did. You deserve to feel safe and respected in your own home. No one should ever harm you, especially someone who is supposed to care for you.
If you’re in immediate danger or feeling unsafe, please don’t hesitate to call the Gardaí at 999 or 112. Your safety is the most important thing right now. It’s crucial to prioritise your well-being above everything else.
You are not alone in this. There are people who can help you through this difficult situation. Túsla, also known as The Child and Family Agency in Ireland, is an important resource that can offer support in situations like yours. They have dedicated social workers whose primary role is to ensure that young people in Ireland are living in safe and nurturing environments.
Asking for their assistance may be a crucial step in ensuring your safety and well-being. It’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed, and you may need the help of a trusted adult to help you access this support.  You deserve to live in a safe and loving environment, and there are people who want to help you make that a reality. a website set up by young people who have experience of using Túsla services.
Childline is also here for you 24/7, ready to provide support and explore your options with you. You can reach out to us by phone at 1800 66 66 66 or through our website. Our Team is available any time for any reason, offering non-judgmental, confidential and anonymous support. Should you decide, we can get in touch with Túsla (or the Gardaí if you are in immediate danger) on your behalf, if you choose to give us identifying details
Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone, and there are people and organisations ready to support you every step of the way.
You’re stronger than you know; reach out for the support you deserve right away!

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