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Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. We help thousands of children and young people every year, as well as their parents and carers who have been in a similar situation to you. 

We are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to us if something has happened to your child online which has made either you or your child feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online.

If you make a report to CEOP about sexual abuse or grooming online it will be read by one of our Child Protection Advisors who will get in contact with you on the phone number or email address that you give to us to talk about what you have reported, to make sure your child is safe and discuss what will happen next. Please try not to worry, your child has done nothing wrong and we will do all we can to help. 

We will work together with you and lots of other professionals whose jobs are also to make sure your child is safe, this includes other police agencies.  If a crime has been committed we will work together and use our specialist skills to identify the person or people responsible and bring them into the criminal justice system.

CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.


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Last updated: 18/04/2019
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