If you’re in any doubt about your child’s safety, act now by making a report to CEOP, also known as the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre.


During the pandemic

We are all spending more time online for learning, working and socialising. This means that we are all at increased risk of harms that can occur online. More information is available on how to keep yourself and your child safe in the digital environment.

Day in, day out CEOP work with worried parents like you to help protect and support children and young people who are at risk of abuse.

This might be because someone is:

  • Chatting to a child online about sex.
  • Asking a child to do sexual things on a webcam.
  • Asking to meet up.
  • Asking for sexual photos or videos.
  • Making a child feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
  • Forcing a child to have sex or perform a sexual act.

How to make a report

Simply go to the CEOP Safety Centre then click on the yellow button. You’ll be asked a number of questions such as what happened, who did it happen to, what do you know about the suspected offender, as well as your name and contact details.

Don’t worry if you don’t know all of the details about what happened, just fill in the form as fully as you can. Once you’ve hit ‘send’ and made your report, it will be reviewed by the CEOP team.

What happens next?

CEOP will read the report and assess the risk to your child. They’ll then be in touch to discuss the next steps and give you advice and support.

Find out more

To find out more about how to keep your child safe, or to read up on child sexual exploitation together, go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk.It has advice for all ages: children, young people, parents and carers.