Bedfordshire Police investigates all incidents of the ill
treatment of children including serious physical and sexual
assaults, emotional abuse, as well as cases of neglect.
If you are being abused or think a child is being abused, we
have a dedicated Safeguarding Investigation Unit which works in
close partnership with the local authority children’s
services. The team investigates recent and non-recent
The team deals with all allegations of child abuse within
families or by people in any position of trust in relation to
children. Our specialist child abuse investigators have
received particular training on how to interview children and young
people, balancing the needs of gathering evidence with sensitivity
a concern for their welfare during the interview process.
The team also deals with cases involving sexual activity between
young children and supports other teams within the public
protection unit in dealing with individuals suspected of creating,
sharing or possessing images of child abuse
How to contact us:
In an emergency call 999.
In a non emergency contact 101 and tell the
operator about the abuse who will forward the details to the
relevant department, which will be in contact.
To report child abuse confidentially online fill out
Child Exploitation and Online
Protection Centre (CEOP)