I have been watching the BBC drama series ‘Three girls’ and I wouldn’t normally write about TV but this drama really hit home. I worked for the police for 7 years, doing multiple different jobs, investigating petty crimes to the worst crimes imaginable. But I was able to deal with it and manage it because I was working hard to get the perpetrator and to help families. I never gave my emotions to the job because I knew I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on the job ahead if I did that.
I don’t think it is until you watch a well-made drama series that you can grasp what actually happened to those girls in Rochdale. It has opened my eyes hugely to what happened and how easily it happened. There were obviously huge failings in the police but you can only hope that the guilty verdicts of these men helped these vulnerable girls.
I watched the programme and kept thinking, how would you not pick up on what was happening? But people did, and they tried to bring it to other authorities’ attention and failed. I think the main thing that I take from the programme is to never give up on people, do the best you can, work hard, listen, be friendly, be kind and you will help people.
It made me want to wrap Felicity up in cotton wool forever, but I am not that naïve. I was an unruly teenager once and I won’t ever forget that because that is also what makes you. I just want Felicity to know that I will always be there and to talk about sex will never be embarrassing, its natural, its normal and it’s something we should talk more openly with our children and parents.
I will definitely be watching the last one tonight at 9pm.
Love Jessie X
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