CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency
CEOP is an online service aimed to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. CEOP’s aim is to pursue those who sexually exploit and abuse children, prevent people becoming involved in child sexual exploitation, protect children from becoming victims of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, and prepare interventions to reduce the impact of child sexual exploitation and abuse through safeguarding and child protection work.
CEOP helps children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP directly using the report link below.
What can you report to CEOP?
CEOP is a place where you can report any inappropriate or potentially illegal activity with or towards a child online. This might be a conversation with someone online who you think may be an adult, and is treating a child in a way which makes you feel uncomfortable, or you think may be trying to meet them for sex.
Some examples of the reports that might be made to CEOP:
- Someone online asked me to send a nude image
- I shared a nude image with someone online and now they threatening me
- Someone online kept asking me to meet them face-to-face, and I didn’t want to
- Someone online was talking to me about sex and making me feel uncomfortable
- Someone online put pressure on me to do things I didn’t want to do
- Someone I met online was sending me pornography and making me feel uncomfortable
What happens when you make a CEOP Report?
The Government has set up CEOP to take these reports and make sure that young people are safe online. CEOP is staffed by specialist police officers and investigators. Your report will go to straight to them. They understand how easy it is to be tricked online and your report will be believed. A police officer/specialist investigator will be then be in touch with you.