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I am unsafe

What to do if you are a child or young person and you feel unsafe, are in danger or just need to talk to someone.

If you are a child or young person and you feel unsafe at home or around an adult, you should speak to an adult that you trust – your mum or dad, your guardian or foster parent, a social worker, a teacher, a relative, a friend’s parent.

If you are in danger you should call Tusla, the Child and Family agency. Here is information on Tusla's local offices and the best person to contact. Tusla head office can be contacted at 01 7718500.

If you are in immediate danger or you need to talk to someone in the evening times, at weekends or during bank holidays when most offices are closed, you should contact An Garda Síochana.

Information for young people

Spunout: For information about issues affecting young people, written by young people visit

Childline: Childline is there for every child and young person in Ireland, 24 hours a day. It’s there to listen to you, to believe you, to support you, to empower you and to help to strengthen your resilience, to help you cope with any challenges that might come your way. Childline can be reached for free at any time by calling 1800 66 66 66, texting to 50101 or chatting online at