Polly has been supporting South Asian women for over 20 years. In 2008, having identified a gap in service provision for women who have been or are at risk of being disowned and who require long term support to lead a successful independent life without fear, she set up The Sharan Project. She has extensive understanding of a wide range of harmful practices faced by South Asian women and the barriers and challenges faced in seeking support.
She has a strong working knowledge of legal remedies in relation to Family Law disputes, Matrimonial Law, Child Abduction, Immigration and Court procedures. She has supported clients through High Court hearings and appeals, asylum screenings and is an expert witness in forced marriage and honour abuse cases.
Polly regularly speaks on these matters at national and local conferences, receiving referrals from solicitors, social services, police forces, medical professional and individuals. She is also a panel member for the Children's Commissioner's Inquiry looking into familial abuse, drawing upon her expert knowledge and insight of varying cultural contexts and her work with women who have been abused as children.