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If you have been kicked out of home you may have ended up sleeping on the streets, on friends’ floors or sofas or temporarily staying with a member of your extended family.

It must be a difficult time and you may not be sure what to do. Sometimes when people have had some space from each other, families will start to talk again and it may be fine to return home, as long as it is safe to do so. If you have been kicked out you can call Runaway Helpline and we can pass messages or help you call family if it is hard to talk to them yourself.

If you feel you can’t go home then by law you are considered homeless. Your local authority should make sure you have a safe home. They will help you make decisions based on how old you are and what you want.

If you call Runaway Helpline we can help you work through your options to find a safe solution and put you in touch with other people who might be able to help.

You might be able to stay with another member of the family in the long-term if your family agree. Or if this isn’t the case, social services may help you find a safe alternative.

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