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I don’t know where to go

We hope what you see here helps.  If you are feeling like running away or are away from home, we are here to listen.

Call or Text 116 000. For free and in confidence.

You might have made the decision to run away from where you live, or maybe you’ve been kicked out of home. Either way, not having anywhere to go can be a lonely feeling. Being out on the streets is scary and you might be feeling panicky about where you’re going to stay tonight.

Maybe you’ve been walking round for hours, trying to decide what to do and where to go. Everyone deserves to have a place they can go to where they feel safe.  At Runaway Helpline we want to help you find that safe place. We will listen to you and help you talk through your options.

There may be times when your options are limited, but we can help you figure out the best one for you. You might decide what’s best is to talk to social services, a local young person’s project, the police or a family member about a safe place to go, or you might need to find out what your options are and think about things for a while. You can always call us back.

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