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Mum's boyfriend scares me

Your Question

what should i do if my mums boyfriend is hitting my mum and scaring me?

Answer

Hi there, you’re very welcome to Ask Alex,
 
Firstly, we want you know that you are not alone. We can only imagine how difficult it must be to witness your mum being hurt by her boyfriend and to feel scared in your own home. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and we’re glad you’ve taken this first step by sharing your concerns.
 
It’s important to understand that violence or abuse of any kind is never acceptable, and you and your mum deserve to live in a safe and supportive home. It’s natural to feel frightened and unsure about what to do in this situation, but please know that there are people and resources available to support you.
 
Your safety is the most important thing, so if you ever feel in immediate danger, don’t hesitate to contact the Gardaí at 999 or 112. They are trained to help in emergencies and can intervene to protect you and your mum.
 
Additionally, you are never alone in dealing with these challenges. The Childline team is here for you, ready to offer support and explore your options with you. Whether you need someone to talk to, guidance on how to stay safe, or assistance in finding resources in your community, Childline is available 24 hours a day, every day.
 
Remember, you have the right to live free from violence and fear. It may feel overwhelming, but reaching out for support is a crucial step towards creating a safer and healthier environment for yourself and your mum. You deserve to be heard, respected, and supported, and there are people who are ready to stand by you every step of the way. www.womensaid.ie/can help you and your mum. Here is an article from the Childline website which may also offer you some guidance www.childline.ie/domestic-violence/.
 
Don’t hesitate to reach out for help whenever you need it. You can phone us or chat online with us 24/7/365. Our free phone number (in Ireland) is 1800 66 66 66, and to chat online with us, go to childline.ie and click on the Live Chat tab.
 
Look after yourself, and know you are not alone,
Alex

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