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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I would be especially interested in hearing more about how Coronavirus might have affected you at home and at school. 

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School Indoctrination

Hi, I live in a very liberal area, and my school acts as if being liberal is the only correct option. They often talk...

Only friend who isn’t rich

Hi Sam. In my friendship circle, everyone has a lot of money. They all have nice houses and all the latest tech, clot...

How to get help

Dear Sam, I know you probably get a lot of letters like this, but I want to know how to get help. I know I need help....

Could I be schizophrenic

Hi, I was wondering what is the chance of me being schizophrenic if my dad has it really bad and I already have other...

Driving

Hello Sam, i am 14 so i really shouldnt worry about this yet. Bit i am kind of concerned about me driving when i am o...

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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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 ...

Snitches get Stitches

Dear Sam, I'm sure that you're aware of the common phrase "snitches get stitches" which implies that people...

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...

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...

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....

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...

sam

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

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

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

i need your help

ok so hi sam im a**** and i have changed my personality from girly to emo/punk i have been wearing darker make up cha...