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Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who have similar problems to you.

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Coronavirus outbreak

Hi Sam, I'm not sure if this is really silly or not, but I'm really worried about the Coronavirus outbreak and I can'...

Coronavirus and mental health

Dear Sam, I am worried about the coronavirus. I am currently self isolating as my dad has a cough and I have only don...

Punishments for a child

I’m not too sure where to go to ask about this as I have talked about this with certain people before but we have dis...

Moving home

im 16 with a boyfriend who is also 16 we have a 9 month old baby, we want to move out as my mum is moving back to ire...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything you want and I read every single message sent. I can only reply to a few each week and I always do this in public on my page. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but it’s likely there are others just like it that I have answered before. If you want a definite response or need support then talking to a Childline counsellor is the best way to do that.

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Moving home

im 16 with a boyfriend who is also 16 we have a 9 month old baby, we want to move out as my mum is moving back to ire...

Punishments for a child

I’m not too sure where to go to ask about this as I have talked about this with certain people before but we have dis...

Dad is cheating

Hello, hopefully you widen my eyes to a better conclusion. But my problem is I believe my dad is cheating, this is be...

First Christmas without Dad

Hi Sam, I am so sorry to bother you but this Christmas will be our first without my Dad. He passed away suddenly in A...

Moving Country

Ever since I started secondary school, my father had the sudden urge to move back to Pakistan. He has been taking us ...

Renting at 17

Hi im 17 and i was wondering would i be able to rent a flat at 17 ??

My dad is cheating :(

Hi sam, I just figured out today that my dad is cheating on my mum. my parents are muslim and cheating is a sin. I wa...

Problems with Social Services

Hello, Sam. I am a 13 year-old girl. So, recently, my mom has smaked me over the head me and yelled at me right befor...

Living conditions at home

Hi im 16yrs old and im really struggling staying at home. For me my home conditions are not the best, and i it reflec...

Young carer

hi. my name is Danita. im a 14 year old girl. i live with my grandma amd i look after her because she has cancer. i s...

My mum is suicidal

hi sam. i dont know where else to go for this. my father and mother have never been very close since the beginning of...

Privacy

Hi Sam, I was wondering about my privacy/independence rights. I’m a 15 year old living in Northern Ireland and I get ...

Grounding

hi there. im a 17 year old female who currently attends college. i was wondering if it is possible to ground a 17 yea...

Personal Space

Hi Sam, Lately i've been feeling a lot more conscious of the way people touch me, whether its just a hug or someone h...

Privacy at Home

Dear Sam, ​ There is no such thing as privacy in my home. My parents can walk into my room any time without my permis...

Being a young carer

hi sam. i think that i am a young carer but i am not sure. My younger brother is 10, he has down syndrome ,autism and...