Can I go into care?
There are lots of reasons someone might be taken into care. Usually, it's when it's too unsafe for a child or young person to live at home or when their parent's can't take care of them.
You're not able to decide yourself whether you go into care. But what you want to happen is important. Usually it's decided between you, your parents, social services and the courts (or Children's Panel in Scotland).
If you're worried about things at home, talking to social services or an adult you trust can help to keep you safe. If you talk to social services, they may want to talk to you and your family to find out what's been happening.
You can also talk to a Childline counsellor any time.