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I'm begging for help

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imagine asking and begging for help and nobody helps me!!! My dad right he abuses me hits me pinches me call me names. My mom too and she even hurt me so bad before that I have a scar on my head that was glued. I told my counsellor in school I told the person in tusla i told my friends and some other teachers. But nobody have helped me I told tusla person that I will run away n never be found soon and den that I will be dead somebody can kill me or kidnap me. My mom and my dad abuse us and we need help I tried trusting people and telling them but nobody have helped I even told them I am so scared I not safe and I need go Foster care and they haven’t done anything yet I’m so sad I’m so scared what do I do next? Or will I run away?


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Alex.     

Thank you for contacting us. We understand that it’s not always easy to share how we’re feeling, or what’s going on for us, but we also know how important it is to talk about it.  

Reaching out to Ask Alex is a huge step forward to look for the help you are entitled to.

We are sorry to hear that you’re going through such a difficult and painful situation. It’s so important to prioritise your safety and well-being.  

Keep talking to your school counsellor about your situation. They may be able to provide additional support or connect you with the right resources. You say you have reached out to other trusted adults in your life, such as teachers, neighbours, or friends’ parents. You have shared your concerns with them and asked for their help, but they have done nothing. We are concerned to hear this, as all the adults in your life have a responsibility to make sure you are safe.

If it’s safe to do so, document instances of abuse. This may include taking photos of injuries, writing down dates and descriptions. If you feel that your immediate safety is at risk, contact the Gardaí at 999 or 112, and report the abuse. If there’s a teacher you trust, let them know about the ongoing abuse. They may be able to advocate for you and escalate the matter within the school system. 

You can always reach out to Childline if you feel you would like to talk through things a little more. You can contact the Childline Team by phone on 1800 66 66 66, or through Live Chat on, you can start a chat by clicking on the Orange Tab on the right-hand side of your screen. Childline services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.  If you want, Childline can make a report to Túsla for you. We would need you to give us some information, which would mean your call or chat is no longer private. However, that decision is always your to make. We will never force you to give the information. Maybe you would like to talk to us anonymously first before deciding anything? That’s fine too.

We hope that some of the above information is of use to you. Please keep reaching out and know that there are supports out there that can help you.  

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