The advice hub

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Our advice hub aims to answer any questions you may have about problems in your life and provide you with the right information to get help when you need it.

Am I being abused?

Am I being abused?

Find out more about the signs of abuse, and the support available.

What to do if you are being abused

Abuse is not normal and it’s never ok. Find out where you can go and what you can do if you are being abused.

Can you get arrested for running away?

Running away or ‘going missing’ is not illegal in the UK, and you won’t be in trouble with the police if you do it.

I want to run away: what should I do?

If things are hard at home it's not uncommon to think about running away.

Building mental resilience

Mental resilience is your ability to cope with difficult events in your life, and how you go about recovering from them.

What is emotional resilience?

Emotional resilience is your ability to respond to stressful or unexpected situations and crises.

What to do if you feel suicidal

If you’re feeling suicidal, it’s important to try to remember that you’re never beyond help, and you’re not alone.

What is foster care?

Going into foster care?

Find out more about what happens in foster care and how we can support you.

Are you a young carer?

Find out what makes you a young carer and what financial support is available to you.

AH-BLOCK-carers allowance

Can I claim young carers allowance?

Find out more about the benefits that you may be entitled to

Money matters

Money matters

Find out more about budgeting, bills and bank accounts.

What to do if you have debt or money problems?

What to do if you have debt or money problems?

Find out what you can do to ease your debt and money problems

How to help an addicted parent

There are lots of places that can give you advice on how to help an alcoholic or drug addicted parent.

Need to talk?

Whatever your worry, there is support available to help. Contact Childline free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online.