Question Details: My mum lives downstairs at my dad's house and she gets very abusive towards us. What can we do about it?
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There are a few people you can talk to for help:
First, you could talk to your dad about your concerns. And you or he could come to a Community Law Centre to talk about your concerns: www.communitylaw.org.nz.
You can also seek free, confidential support from Kidsline (if you are under 14) on 0800 54 37 54 (www.kidsline.org.nz) or from Youthline (if you are over 14) on 0800 37 66 33 (www.youthline.co.nz) or freetext 234. You might also want to talk to Youthlaw 0800 UTHLAW (884 529) www.youthlaw.co.nz.
If your mum continues to be abusive or you ever feel unsafe, call the Police (111) or Child, Youth and Family (0508 326 459).
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