Front line officers are our eyes and ears on the ground. They can recognise signs of honour based abuse and forced marriage when they attend jobs and then refer them to our team – a small division in the domestic abuse safeguarding and investigation unit at Bedfordshire Police.
I receive an email from an officer telling me she had been to see a young girl who had found out she was pregnant.
Like many young girls finding out they are pregnant, she was scared. But she was scared for reasons most girls could never imagine.