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I need to leave my home

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im being emotionaly abused by my parents and i need to leave, but i dont want my parents to get arrested but i also dont want to leave my little brothers too deal with it


We’re really sorry to hear that you’re going through such a difficult situation at home. It’s important to acknowledge that what you’re feeling is valid, and it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help.
You’re not alone in this. You mentioned not wanting your parents to get arrested, and it’s understandable to have concerns about their well-being. It’s so important to prioritise your safety and well-being as well.
One thing you can consider is talking to a trusted adult about your situation, someone who can provide support and guidance. This person could be another family member, a teacher or a sports coach. They may be able to help you find solutions that ensure the safety of both you and your little brothers. Remember, you don’t have to go through this alone.
In case of immediate danger or if you feel unsafe, don’t hesitate to call the Gardaí at 999 or 112. They are there to help in emergencies. Additionally, you can reach out to Túsla, the child and family agency in Ireland. It is their job to make sure that all young people under the age of 18 are living in a safe home. You can find your nearest off here,, but you may need the help of an adult to access them.
Lastly, if you ever feel like you can’t talk to someone you know just yet, you can always call the Childline Team at 1800 66 66 66 or reach out to us through Live Chat at The service is non-judgmental and confidential, and we are available 24/7 to support you and explore your options with you. You are never alone, and there are people who care about your well-being. 
Take care of yourself, and remember that help is available when you need it.

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