To Pat / 14 May 2020
My Dad hits me
From Pat / 20 May 2020
Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat today.
You have been very brave in contacting us. You are asking should you do something if your Dad hits you.
Childline would be very concerned if your Dad is hitting you. Nobody has the right to hurt you. Every child and young person has the right to be safe, to be cared for and to be treated with love and respect. If you are being abused in any way you would have the right to tell someone that you trust or to report the abuse yourself.
You can find out some more about abuse on the Childline website here https://www.childline.ie/bullying-abuse-safety-and-your-rights/
It might be helpful for you to talk about this further and Childline are always here to listen, support and help you to explore the options that are available to you. We are open 24 hours a day at 1800 66 66 66. You can also contact us by text on 50101 or by Web Chat at www.childline.ie. We are a free, confidential and non-judgmental service. We would love to hear from you.