although my mum had tried a lot to regulate and care for us, most of my most familiar memories of my father are negative

  • Smashing my mums windows
  • getting arrested
  • trying to push my mum down the stairs
  • him constantly hitting us
  • taking my brother away and forcing him to live there (2 years prior to this)

at fathers, the abuse continued. But this time worse. We spent all our time in our rooms, we only left to eat or go to school in most situations and the living accommodation was constantly messy. my school work was getting worse, my appearance was declining and my mental health issues where escalating