Join TSR now for chat about life, relationships, fashion and more…Sign up now

can I move out at 15 - what are my rights? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm a 15 year old girl. I will be 16 in august. My GCSEs are in May/June this year.

    I don't want ANYBODY to say 'wait until you're 18', 'wait until you're 16'. I NEED to move out as soon as possible. I'm in genuine fear of my life at home - I ont want to go into details but I cant stay here. I cant even sleep at night I'm so scared, I cant even shower without taking my phone in case i need to call the police.
    No I cant call the police now becasuse nothing has happened yet. So my only option is to move out.
    I have afriend who has an extra room and is happy for me to move in with her.
    All i need to know is what my rights are?
    Can my parents force me to move back in? Can they sue/call the police on the friend i'm staying with? Can they call the police on me? Will i be entitled to any kind of benefit from the state? If i need parental permission for something (eg. doctor appointment for example) , can i use my friend as a 'guardian' ?
    If anyone knows can you please reply-- its urgent.
    And no, i dont want to provide more details sorry, id like to keep that private
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    start of with calling childline, they'll know what to do and how to help


    good luck..
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Police / Social services - if you are genuinely at risk of serious harm then it really will not be an issue,
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    While you are <18 you will need to raise the issue with child services/police if you want to move out because you need to get your parents "official consent" but if you prove that they are abusive you can move - when you are 18 you can move whenever you want but I don't think you are guaranteed to be able to stay with your friend they will probably choose a home for you that they deem as "safe"
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Okay but what if they won't give 'official consent'?? If i just leave, can they do anything about it?? Thanks )
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by avamaeh)
    Okay but what if they won't give 'official consent'?? If i just leave, can they do anything about it?? Thanks )
    If you just leave the police will look for you and find you and then you can tell them that your parents are abusive etc, then you will prob be taken to child services and from there anything can happen - you need to express that you don't feel safe etc try and record verbal abuse or something on your phone.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply
Updated: March 20, 2017
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Still A Remainer Or A Brexiteer?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.