Terms and Conditions

This page and any pages it links to explains the terms of use of the ceop.police.uk website (“this site”). You must agree to these to use the site.

Who are CEOP?

CEOP is the child protection command of the National Crime Agency(NCA).

The NCA has a wide remit related to serious and organised crime, which includes the protection of children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies. CEOP 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.

Using this site

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

The NCA may update this site at any time and can change or remove content without notice.

Services and transactions

You can use this site to report incidents, or potential incidents, of child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE).

You can use this site to access other services that assist children, young people, parents and professionals with CSAE related queries.

These can be managed by the NCA or other organisations. Some services have their own terms and conditions which also apply – read these before you use the service.

Linking to this site

NCA welcomes and encourages other websites to link to this site.

You must contact NCA for permission if you want to either:

  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on this site
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by this site

Linking from this site

This site links to websites that are managed by other organisations. NCA does not have any control over the content on these websites.

NCA is not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Using site content

Most content on this site is subject to NCA copyright and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL). Any Crown copyright material on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection and is published under the OGL.

Some content is exempt from the OGL - check the list of exemptions.

If any content isn’t subject to Crown copyright protection or published under the OGL, NCA will usually credit the author or copyright holder.

The images, audio, NCA and CEOP logos on this website are, unless otherwise stated, NCA copyright. No other images on this site may be reproduced in any format other than for fair comment (e.g. screen shots used for illustration in a presentation) unless permission is granted by the NCA press office. Requests should be submitted to: digitalcommunications@nca.gov.uk.

You can reproduce content published on this site under the OGL, where applicable, as long as you follow the licence’s conditions and such content is reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context, and NCA copyright is clearly acknowledged.

Any enquiries regarding the use and re-use of the content on this site should be sent to: digitalcommunications@nca.gov.uk.


While NCA makes every effort to keep this site up to date, NCA doesn’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

NCA doesn’t publish advice on this site. You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.

NCA is not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using this site. This includes:

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of this site and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use this site and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised NCA that it might happen.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

NCA may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Information about you and your visits to this site

NCA collects information about you in accordance with its privacy policy and its cookies policy. By using this site, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.


The NCA endeavours to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing the information over the internet and will not hold NCA responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to the negligence or wilful default of NCA.

Data protection information

NCA will process the data from your specific feedback and comments and may disclose this data to any person or organisation for the purposes for which it was collected or where the Data Protection Act 2018 allows it. NCA will not forward information relating to you, as a data subject, to any unrelated third party. Where relevant, the information supplied may be used for NCA's purposes as set out in the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Virus protection

NCA makes every effort to check and test this site for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use this site doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

NCA is not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use this site.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using this site, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to this site, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack this Site in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

NCA will report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to this site to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of this site (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


There may be legal notices elsewhere on this site that relate to how you use it.

NCA is not liable if it fails to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

NCA might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to it under these terms and conditions. NCA can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once won’t mean NCA will automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. NCA can update them at any time without notice.

You will agree to any changes if you continue to use this site after the terms and conditions have been updated.


Last updated: 6th August 2018

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