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My uncle grabbed my ass

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is it sa if my uncle would grab my ass when I was a child and say its his


Hi there and thank you for contacting Ask Alex. Firstly, can we say how brave it is of you to reach out to us.
You mention that your uncle would touch you inappropriately when you were a child and claim it as his. No one has the right to touch you in any way that makes you feel uncomfortable and without your consent.
We wonder if you have spoken to a trusted adult about what has happened. You have the right to get help and support and to talk to someone about how you feel. You have the right to be listened to and heard about what you have experienced. Sometimes talking about what we are going through with a trusted adult can help us make decisions. This adult could be a family member, teacher, youth worker, or neighbour.
Also, young people have the right to report any concerns of abuse to Social Workers or to the Gardaí. Túlsa is the Child and Family Agency in Ireland. The social workers within Tulsa are there for young people under the age of 18, and their job is to keep children and young people safe at home. You can find your local Tulsa office here: if you would like to get in touch with them or get information.
If ever you need to talk about it and you don’t know who to go to, know that Childline is here for you. We will listen and support you whenever you need us. You can call us at 1800 66 66 66 or use Live Chat on our website These services are open 24/7/365.
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