If you’re thinking about running away, you might be worried about whether you will be breaking the law. Here, Emma from the Runaway Helpline team explains that you’re not going to be in trouble if you run away.
Arguments at home or with friends can be scary and might make you want to leave home. Gabi from Runaway Helpline talks about how it can help to talk things through.
Forced marriage is when you are made to marry someone you don’t want to marry. Here Lida, one of the team at Runaway Helpline talks about how we can help if you are worried you’ll be forced to marry someone you don’t want to.
This list was written by and for young people with experience of running away. The information on this page may not always be suitable for your situation. For advice on your own situation, call or text Runaway Helpline on 116 000. It’s free, 24/7 and confidential.
Lucy speaks to Helen from Runaway Helpline about her experiences being reported missing, Return Home Interviews, what it’s like to be unhappy with your home situation and how talking helps to work through things.
We’ve launched a new 1-2-1 Chat service!
1-2-1 Chat is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also chat with us if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused. Our staff and volunteers are trained professionals who want to help you through anything you are finding tough.
We’re open every day for anyone aged 11-17 from 2:30-9:00pm and you can access 1-2-1 Chat support by clicking on the little pink button in the bottom corner saying “Chat with us.”