I'm being punished for someone else's behaviour
being silenced within my own house, is that right? being hit when someone else does something wrong and the blame is always on me. what should I do?
Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.
Thank you so much for contacting us today. We appreciate you trusting us with your thoughts.
We’re truly sorry that you’re experiencing this, and we want to emphasise that it’s not okay for anyone to hurt you. You’re showing great courage by reaching out to Ask Alex. In Ireland, all children have the right to protection and safety, and they should get help if they’re being mistreated in any way.
We are really concerned for your safety and well-being. If you feel you are in any danger in your home at any time, you can contact the emergency services at 999 or 112.
Túsla is the Child and Family Agency in Ireland. Here, there are social workers whose job it is to make sure that all people under the age of 18 are safe. You can find your local Túsla office here: www.tusla.ie/get-in-touch/
local-area-offices/. You may need the help of an adult to talk to somebody at Túsla, but it is important that you know that the adults in your life have a responsibility to keep you safe and get you help if you are not.
The Childline website has some information too which you may like to look at: www.childline.ie/bullying-
abuse-safety-and-your-rights/; www.childline.ie/your-rights/ and www.childline.ie/home-and- families/.
Do you have a trusted adult who you could talk to? This adult could be an aunt, uncle, or grandparent. We know that it can be hard to open up to someone who is close to us, so maybe talking to somebody outside of your family who you feel comfortable talking to might work better for you at first. It is important for your own physical and mental wellbeing that you get the help and support that you deserve.
If you would like to have a chat about how you’re feeling, you can always contact us here at Childline by clicking on the Live Chat button on this website or giving us a call on 1800 66 66 66. You can talk about anything you want to, and we are here to listen to whatever you would like to say, without judgement. We are here for you 24/7.
Take care of yourself, please reach out soon,
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