Imagine you are 17 years old. Imagine being left by your parents at the side of a motorway near a city you’re not familiar with.
Imagine having to walk a mile at night, on the darkest stretch of that motorway, to the emergency SOS phone to get some help.
That was the reality for one boy recently on the M11. He wasn’t from Cambridgeshire and had no links to here, but he needed our help and we did exactly that.
Thanks to officers from our Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), he was temporarily placed in police protection and is in a safer environment while investigations continue into where he will now be happiest.
A lot of the work from our CAISU team is sensitive in nature and difficult to share, but examples like this highlight work that goes on behind the scenes and helps highlight our commitment to protecting children – a force priority.
Do you have concerns about a child? You don’t have to be sure, but one call or report could change or even save a life. All reports can be made in confidence and can be done anonymously.