The UK CEOP Command, established under the National Crime Agency (NCA), 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. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Officers in CEOP and across the NCA who specialise in this area of criminality work side by side with professionals from the wider child protection community and industry. Intelligence developed in the NCA intelligence hub informs NCA-CEOP operational deployments, steers development of new capabilities and underpins the dedicated ThinkUKnow education programme for children of all ages, parents and carers.
CEOP also provides training and knowledge sharing to several categories of professionals who have responsibilities in the area of safeguarding children from online and offline ofences: police officers, social workers, charities and other organisations (legal, medical and the Internet industry), teachers and child protection practitioners outside the UK.