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  • ccsmod4
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    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

    With everything that you have been going through at home it took a lot of courage for you to reach out. We appreciate you sharing your situation. It sounds like you’re quite afraid to be sent back to live with your father in another country. You mentioned being harmed and watching harm being done to your mother. We’re sorry you’re going through this. No one deserves to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    It is not your fault that this is happened. You cannot control what others choose to do.
    Seeking help is an option available to you. We understand there may be some fear in speaking out. You have the right to want to feel safe and treated fairly.

    To report any abusive treatment there is Child Help 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.

    NRS can assist you with filing a report. We are here to listen and here to help.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We are limited as to how we can help in this type of forum.

    If you would like to talk more in detail please call 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in. You did a good job reaching out.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Hi I need help, my dad wants to send back to my country and I don't want too. I know I have a bad attitude to my dad but the reason I have this attitude is because he use to beat me, my sister we were young back then I mean right now I'm 15 about to be 16.i even watch how he use to beat my mom, and that's the thing he don't understand. it's hard for me to respect someone like. I think he may be doing the paper work to send me back but I don't want to go back to the country, that country brings me bad memories...what should I do?
    Last edited by ccsmod4; 05-08-2020, 04:18 AM.

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  • ccsmod0
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.

    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Help they already forced me to

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  • ccsmod1
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    Hey there,

    Thanks so much for reaching out and sharing a little bit about what’s been going on, we know that it takes a lot of courage. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.

    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    Hi there....

    I feel very lost, about a month ago, I felt very depressed and just wanted to end my life because I felt like my thoughts were never taken into consideration and that I meant nothing to my family....
    I've been a lot better tho, actually smiling again and not crying everyday and felt like I did have people who cared if I was still around.

    ​​I feel lost again, I'm 17 in my matric year of high school and my parents want me to move, leaving everyone and everything behind, my boyfriend and I have been dating for 3 years now but his also in matric and can't just leave everything behind because his parents won't let him....
    I've tried to change the outcome and really wish to just stay in SA but I know my parents won't let me, I feel sad every day, thinking about the thought of leaving my boyfriend and my friends and having to finish my matric year online and having no matric dance, this also means I can't come back for my boyfriend matric dance nor for his birthday....

    I feel broken and would rather just dissappear than leave my whole life behind

    Thanks for letting me share, any advice would be helpful.

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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.
    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

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    I'm from Australia. My parents forced me to move to Malysia. I was extremely depressed. Finally after 4 years of being there, We moved back to Australia. I was a Lot more happier and gained some stability with my life. I made friends and I was content with my life. But, after 5 years of being there they decided to move to Turkey and dragged me along with them. I really didn't want to move. I was forced. I've been here 2 years now and I absolutely hate it. I've never been so depressed. I'm only 16 and I can't run away. Please help me.

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  • ccsmod0
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    Hey there,

    We are not legal experts, but this is a question you could call your local nonemergency police number to ask them. We're sorry you are dealing with this right now. You can reach us by chat or phone to talk more in depth about your situation.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    i need help my mom is threatening to send me to honduras. i have never been there nor do i know any family other there my spanish isnt very good and im 16 i dont think shes coming with me due to the fact that shes saying shes going to send me there other the summer to see how hard it is over there i would like to know if thats legal for her to do

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  • ccsmod3
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    Thank you for reaching out to us. It must be hard being away from your family and friends. Unfortunately because you are minor if you are under the age of 18 and you leave home without permission, you could be considered a runaway. This means that your parent or legal guardian could call the police, who might force you to return home. Running away is not a crime, however anyone who allows you to stay with them could risk criminal charges for harboring a runaway.
    We are not legal experts. Laws are different from state to state, county to county, city to city. In some areas, police might not take a runaway report for youth who are close to turning 18, or they might take a report but not force a youth to return home. How a local police department responds to the situation can vary drastically. A good way to find out the laws in your area is to call your local police and ask what their policies are. Since you want to travel overseas the laws could be different. We are located in the US so you can contact the helpline in the UK to inquire about laws there. Maybe you can try and have a conversation with your parents about visiting the UK soon. If you want to continue this conversation and discuss some other options you can contact us at 1800-Runaway. Best of luck!

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    Guest replied
    Hi I'm 16 years and I've been in this country for over 4 years and I would like to come back to the uk and I've asked ma parents countless of times and there not allowing me go back and ma

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  • ccsmod13
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    Thank you for reaching out to us at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation, and we understand it takes courage to reach out for help. The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge of helpful community based resources and our understanding of youth in crisis related laws is limited to the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.
    We hope that by reaching out to a local resource, you are able to get the support you need from an organization that understands the laws and circumstances that affect youth in your country.

    Good luck,
    NRS

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    my name is sean i’m originally from canada with a canadian passport and is 15 years old. recently my parents hate my girlfriend and don’t want me to be with her so what they did is that they told me that we will be going on vacation for a day in the philippines but little did i know they originally are going to keep me here to go to school and live. i don’t want to live here because i don’t want to be sad and hurt while i’m here. i want to come home to canada where my parents live and where i originally go to school and where i am suppose to live and it hurts so much that they did this to me. is there any way for someone to help me work it out so i can be happy again and let me go live in canada where i originally am from. contact me on my email at [email protected] i really don’t want to be here in the philippines. i don’t live here and i am not from here and i don’t have a passport here. i am 15 from canada where my family live and where i go to school and where i originally am from i’m here by myself in the philippines scared and worried and sad. please help me someone please i beg of you. so i can come back home where i originally live.

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  • ccsmod10
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    We’re sorry you’re going through such a difficult situation. As you’re 16 years old, it’s actually illegal for your parents to force you to move out of the UK. They are legally responsible for you can could face criminal charges for child abandonment overseas.

    MissingPeople.org.uk is a website specifically for children in the UK that can help you. You can also email [email protected] to ask about your situation. They are 24 hours and will respond within a few hours.

    It’s awful that your mother is threatening to leave you alone in a foreign country all by yourself. We’re here for you if you’d like to talk. You can give us a call anytime at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us at 1800runaway.org. We’re here to listen and here to help. We wish you the best!

    Cheers,
    NRS
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