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Reporting Abuse

- the CEOP and Childline

About the CEOP   

The Click CEOP button  is an asset of the National Crime Agency CEOP command.

The CEOP command works to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.

The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less

intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local

police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected

child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.

Reporting to CEOP 

CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button.

The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that

young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report.

All reports to CEOP are treated sensitively and are read and risk assessed by a CEOP Child Protection Adviser. It is not

possible to report to CEOP anonymously as CEOP have a duty to ensure the child or young person is safe. Reports made

outside of office hours are viewed by the NCA Control Centre. Urgent concerns about a child’s safety are referred by the

Control Centre to local police. CEOP advise any urgent reports where a child is in immediate danger should be

reported to the local police force where the child is located.


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