The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) aims to keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.
Anyone can report a concern about child sexual abuse or online exploitation to the CEOP Safety Centre.
ANY CHILD IN IMMEDIATE DANGER SHOULD ALWAYS CALL 999 FIRST.
You can contact CEOP by clicking on the logo on this page. This links to the CEOP website where you can report any concerns you may have. Alternatively, click www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
What type of issues can be reported to CEOP?
- I am worried a child is being groomed online
- A child has shared or requested a nude picture online and is now being threatened
- A child is meeting up with someone they met online
- A child has been asked to live-stream by people they do not know
- I’ve noticed changes in a child’s behaviour which I think may be due to someone they met online
- A child has learning difficulties and I am worried about the people they are talking to online
- I am worried that a child’s abusive father/mother is trying to contact them online
What happens when a report is made?
All reports are assessed and responded to by CEOP’s specialist Child Protection Advisors. CEOP’s Child Protection team are specialist workers who have helped thousands of children. If a police response is necessary, it will be conducted in partnership with your local police force. The CEOP Child Protection team may in some instances contact the school if appropriate.