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Who can help and protect

It would be the responsibility of the adult you tell to protect and help you. A trusted adult could be your parents/family members, teachers or other adults, and professionals. Children First Guidance 2011 has been written to give all adults, and especially those working with children, some clear instructions on the best thing to do if they think that a young person is at risk.

Under the Children First Guidance 2011, social workers are responsible to assess and manage child protection concerns. The HSE Information Line is 1850 24 1850 and is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

     
 
This means that the Gardai are there to protect you and make sure that you are safe.
 
     
Gardai are also responsible to investigate alleged offenses. This means that the Gardai are there to protect youand make sure that you are safe. If there is an emergency, 999 or 112 will give you an immediate response from the Gardai.  If you are in danger or being hurt you have the right to contact the Gardai and get help.

     
 
The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the number is 1800 666 666.
 
     
You can also contact Childline by phone, text or through our website. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and the number is 1800 666 666.You can talk to us by text by contacting our Teentxt service and this is open 10am-4am daily; all you have to do is text the word ‘Talk’ to 50101. Alternatively you can chat to us live on the One to One facility on our website.