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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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  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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latest letters

After Turning 19

Hi I am wondering about how much of childlines services will still be available to me after I turn 19. I have been us...

residential care

im 15 years old about to turn 16, I currently live in a children's residential care home. however i'm unsure of my op...

My Mum

Dont get me wrong i love my mum, but she is going through her menopause and has such dramatic mood swings. she is alw...

Sex and pregnancy

So i am 16 i just became sexually active and it is quite frequent. I am terrified of getting pregnant even though we ...

Penis size

Hi im 15 and go to a normal school just like everyme else but i feel like when my friends get girlfriends and talk ab...

who should i talk to?

Hello. I want to talk to someone in real life, not just over the phone or on the internet with childline. Is there an...

My drink was spiked

hey, i dont know what to do! i was going to a party when my drink was spiked. i dont remember anything just what i ha...

My breasts :(

For a 13 year old girl my boobs are bigger than most girls my age, I have a double D cup size and I recently got into...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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Police Questioning Troubles

Hello Sam, I’ve found myself in a predicament that I’m not sure how to deal with. The police have recently gotten inv...

Confidentiality at school

Hi Sam, Recently i discovered that my mum had been contacted by my school to talk about my eating (i restrict my food...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

Abuse&help

i am a 16 year old girl who has been in and out of care from the age of 13 due to verbal and physical abuse. I recent...

Internet safety

Hello sam I would really love some help and support.. My friend recommended a website. It's called omegle. at first I...

Moving out at 16

Hi Sam, I am a 16 year old girl and last year I came out and told my mum I had a girlfriend. My girlfriend lives a fe...

Parents and school

Hi Sam, My parents have divorced and I live with my mum, I don't see my dad at all as he doesn't want to see me anym...

Seeking for help!

Hello,I'm 15 years of age and I am private fostered by my deceased mothers friend,I have not long come out of care! I...

Is It OK?

Is it ok for a teacher to hold your hand in class? It makes me very uncomftorble but I dont know how to make it stop....

Foster care

I'm in foster care , and my carers have starte to go through my things in my bedroom whilst I'm sleeping? Is this inv...

Right

I always think this over my head all the time, what is our rights, I'm currently growing up in the care system an I a...

sexism

there is this boy in my school  being sexist about girls playing football but thats what i love to do what shall i do

Leaving care

Hi there, my name is R* and am 16 in June 2015. Am in foster care and I want to leave the care system on my birthday ...

Being in foster care

Hi, sam well ive been in foster care for 8 years now and now i'm 16 things have started to change. I'm not treated ri...

I dont what to do

Hi. I'm 15 years old and I'm a student finishing high school, I have recently came out as lesbian, to my friends who ...

Freedom

I am 16 with a 3 week old son. I have been told by the baby's social worker I HAVE to live at my mothers or go into c...

My vagina

Hey Sam, im really worried about the colour and extra skin on my vagina. I'm worried no boy  will ever want to do stu...

sam

hey sam so i turn 18 in 3 months do you now if i could leave home now with out parents concent

Genderfluidity At School

heyy um i just need to know are my school allowed to ban me from changing anything about myself due to gender fluidit...

Foster Care

Dear Sam, I have a friend that is in foster care and i'm really concerned with how she is coping. Before going into ...