Coronavirus, Child Sexual Abuse and Family Safety
Our confidential Stop It Now! helpline is available to anyone with questions or concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention, including parents and professionals – call 0808 1000 900 (9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday).
Our Parents Protect! website has plenty of information and resources on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, including our family safety plan and SMART rules for - parents and carers to share with children and each other. Some of these resources are also available in Welsh.
There are videos and guides available from the NSPCC website designed for parents and carers to use with young children to help keep them safe. The Pantosaurus video and The Underwear Rule teaches children that their body belongs to them and they have a right to say no.
Please visit the NSPCC site for more resources. Some of these are also available in Welsh.
The CEOP Safety Centre
The Click CEOP button provides a gateway to the CEOP Safety Centre, an area of the CEOP website offering: information and advice on ‘Should I make a report to CEOP?’, ‘What happens when I make a report?’ and ‘How can CEOP help me?’
Reporting to CEOP CEOP takes all reports seriously and children of all ages can report through the Click CEOP button. The reporting form is designed to be as accessible as possible by children, but it is highly recommend that young children seek the support of an adult they trust to help them make a report. All reports to CEOP are treated sensitively and are read and risk assessed by a CEOP Child Protection Adviser. It is not possible to report to CEOP anonymously as CEOP have a duty to ensure the child or young person is safe. Reports made outside of office hours are viewed by the NCA Control Centre. Urgent concerns about a child’s safety are referred by the Control Centre to local police. CEOP advise any urgent reports where a child is in immediate danger should be reported to the local police force where the child is located.