What is child abuse? Could you be affected?
Going hungry or being neglected at home
Every young person needs someone to care about them and look after them - even when you are growing up and becoming a bit more independent. But this doesn’t always happen.
Your mum or dad might not be coping because they’re very down themselves or taking drugs or alcohol. Or they may have big money worries.
If you are scared or worried, or you are finding it difficult to get by, speak to your guidance teacher at school or ask another adult you trust to get help. Your call could help the whole family to get into a better situation.