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The police came and saw me this week. They say because Billie was present in the family domestic violence incident last week they had to tell the Department of Communities.
The child protection worker that came to speak with me was so rude. I really needed someone to be kind to me and offer me some real help but she talked down to me, threatened me with taking Billie away and generally made me feel worse.
She did refer me to a charity though and that is where I met Sam, an amazing support worker. Sam made me feel empowered to make decisions. She has been great and has already helped me access a fantastic refuge.
I am starting to feel more positive about my situation.