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Should I make a report to CEOP?

CEOP works to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

You can report to us if you are concerned that a child is being sexually abused or groomed online. This might be from someone they know or someone they have only ever met online. We are here to help and advise you and to make the child safe. 

If you have already reported your concern to your local statutory service, including children's social care or the police, you do not need to make a report to CEOP.  If you are a professional working with children and young people please ensure you have followed your organisation's safeguarding policy and procedures before making a report.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999.

For more information relating to keeping children safe online from sexual exploitation and abuse you can visit our Thinkuknow website for professionals.

If you are worried that a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999 straight away.

Is a child being bullied?

If you are worried about a child or young person being bullied online, or want to discuss a concern right now, you can call the NSPCC helpline for professionals and parents on 0808 800 5000 at any time.

Visit the NSPCC helpline website

What kind of things do concerned adults report to CEOP?

Things concerned adults have reported include:

  • I am worried a child is being groomed online
  • A child has shared 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
 
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Need someone to talk to?

If you’re not ready to make a report, or want to speak to a professional right now, you can call the NSPCC helpline at any time.

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