If someone is abusing you it's never okay. It's not your fault and we're here to help you.
If you are in immediate danger please call 999 now
If you'd like to talk to someone, call Childline on 0800 1111
- I'm being hurt by my boyfriend/girlfriend
- It's happening to a family member
- It's happening to a friend
- Child sexual exploitation
I'm being hurt by my boyfriend/girlfriend
Are they violent towards you or do they put you down, call you names and tell you what you can or can’t do? Your relationship will be very important to you but you need to think about how you want to be treated. You have a right to enjoy a relationship that is caring and safe.
If you're worried about the way you're being treated by your boyfriend or girlfriend, it’s important to talk to someone about it. Talk to an adult you can trust like a teacher or friend's parent.
If you don’t feel there's anyone you can talk to nearby, you could call Childline on 0800 1111.
It's happening to a family member
Tell an adult who you trust if you or someone you know is being hurt or are frightened. You could tell an uncle or aunt, a teacher or one of your friends' parents.
If you can’t talk to anyone you know there are lots of support groups that can help. It's important that you don’t try and stop the abuse yourself.
It's happening to a friend
If your friend tells you that they're being hurt (emotionally or physically) at home, in their relationship, or if someone they live with is being hurt, here's a few things you could do:
- You could tell them about this website
- tell them to talk to and adult they trust (such as a teacher)
- give them the number for Childline, 0800 1111, where they can talk to someone about any of their problems.
If your friend tells you about being hurt at home, you may find yourself feeling frightened for them or upset at the thought of what is happening to them. It’s important to remember you shouldn’t try and sort it out yourself. If you're feeling upset you could call Childline on 0800 1111 and talk to someone about how you feel.