What We Do
The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
CEOP would actively like to encourage all organisations that have an online presence where children and young people congregate to adopt the CEOP ‘ Report Abuse’ mechanism.
This is not designed to replace existing reporting mechanisms such as reporting breaches of terms and conditions, but is intended to deal with specific threats from individuals who seek to use the online environment to access young people and children for sexual purposes.
- By implementing the ‘report abuse’ button, children and young people on your site will be empowered to report suspicious individuals or behaviour directly to law enforcement quickly and easily.
- The reports come directly to our intelligence centre and the team there are then in best place to analyse, assess and take appropriate action according to the perceived risk and threat to an individual child.
- It also enables us to feedback on reports to you, helping you make your environment safer for children and young people.
- Information and analysis of these reports can then shape the future development of your services reducing the potential threat and harm to children.