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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    London prices...

    I already pay to live here as well. Plus an undergrad degree in English hasn't treated me too well on the wage and skill front. But this is a matter for another day
    Try living in a flatshare...?
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    it would be very brave of the op to call the police tbh. he'd lose his safety net, and have to tell the police that his father hits him. i couldn't do that.
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    (Original post by KingStannis)
    it would be very brave of the op to call the police tbh. he'd lose his safety net, and have to tell the police that his father hits him. i couldn't do that.
    Brave but not necessarily helpful in the long run.
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    I just want to add: I would avoid punching him or hitting him back as some people have suggested. If you want a teaching career you need a clean record. If you fight him and cause bodily harm you may jeopardise your future career as it may show on a CRB check. Don't get me wrong I am all for self defence but, to keep a clean criminal record and at the same time protect yourself, your only real choice is to remove yourself from the situation (which I know you are currently trying to do). I know easier said then done Good luck!

    If drinking is his main issue there are helplines on here where you can call and talk to someone http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/P...olsupport.aspx
    If you consider it domestic abuse but don't want to go straight to the police there are also these hotlines listed on this webpage
    https://www.gov.uk/report-domestic-abuse
    If you really want to get out and cant bear it any more there is this charity which deals with housing in London. They have a free enquiries hotline
    http://england.shelter.org.uk/what_we_do/contact_us
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    This is an emerging problem now young people are much less able to get jobs that give them enough to live on, and excluded from certain benefits. I've come across a few people over 18 who are terrorised by their parents. There is no recourse as they are not minors.

    Is there a friend you could move in with to share costs? I guess this may be hard as it would mean you can't leave London.

    I suppose such an attack is still assault but you are not exactly likely to get much out of the police.
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    Investigate living with a relative or friend so you have an escape route. Also look into school-based PGCEs which pay you while you are training.

    https://getintoteaching.education.go...aining-options
 
 
 
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