Frequently Asked Questions

This page is designed to provide a list of answers to frequently asked questions about NCA-CEOP and Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. You can find information and links to relevant resources in the FAQs below:

I am under 18 and I am worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with me online. What should I do?

You can report the incident to your local police force who will be able to provide further advice and assistance.

Contact information can be found at https://www.police.uk/contact/ or by calling 101.

You can also make a report online to CEOP, via the Click CEOP button, and one of our child protection advisors will contact you to provide further advice and assistance.

For more information on Click CEOP visit https://www.ceop.police.uk  

I am under 18 and I have found sexual images of myself posted online. What should I do?

You can report the incident to your local police force who will be able to provide further advice and assistance.

Contact information can be found at https://www.police.uk/contact/ or by calling 101

Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation also provide a service to help with the takedown of explicit or nude images of children shared online.

For more information on this service visit https://contentreporting.childline.org.uk

I am over 18 and I have found sexual images of myself posted online. What can I do to get them removed?

For confidential advice and support visit www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk.

I have come across IIOC on my employee’s or customer’s device.  What do I do?

Do not make any changes to the device or its contents. Wherever feasible, store the device in a secure location. Contact your local police force.

Contact information can be found at https://www.police.uk/contact/ or by calling 101.

I have identified a website hosting IIOC. What do I do?

Websites believed to contain IIOC can be reported to the IWF. Information on when and how to report can be found at www.iwf.org.uk/report.

Does NCA-CEOP review and endorse the safety provisions of private sector organisations?

NCA-CEOP does not provide a review process for the safety provisions of private sector organisations. The NCA will not allow our brand or logo to feature on third party websites or materials as an endorsement of that service’s safety provisions.

 No endorsement or approval of any third parties or their advice, opinion, information, products or services is expressed or implied by any information on the site or by any hyperlinks to or from any third party websites or pages. Sites linked from the this website are present only because they may contain helpful supplements to the information published on this site.

 

 

 

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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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