Safeguarding the most vulnerable is our number one priority at any time of the year

I work in the Emerald team, investigating domestic abuse and sexual offences. This time of year, we’ll often see a spike in reporting that carries on through into January, as it’s sometimes a difficult season for individuals, or families, already living with domestic abuse.  Incidences of sexual offences also see a increase at this time of year.

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Never too late

never-too-lateLast month a man was jailed for five years for committing serious sexual offences against a female relative in the 1970s. Detective Constable Matt Smees led the case and blogs about what it’s like to investigate non-recent sexual abuse. Continue reading