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Encyclopedia > Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre area
Coverage
Area Nationwide
Size 94,526 sq mi
Population 60,609,153
Operations
Formed 24th April 2006
HQ CEOP Centre, Pimlico, London
Officers 120 (approx.)
n/a n/a
Stations n/a
CEO Jim Gamble
Website Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) formed April 2006, is a UK cross agency and cross business department of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, which is tasked to work both nationally and internationally to bring online child sex offenders to the UK courts [1] Image File history File links UKPoliceNational. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The SOCA logo;.[1] The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) is a policing agency of the United Kingdom that acts against organised crime, including the illegal drugs trade, money laundering, and people smuggling. ...

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Purpose and operations

Working across the UK and maximising international links, CEOP delivers what is termed a "holistic" approach that combines police powers with the dedicated expertise of business sectors, government, specialist charities and other interested organisations - all focused on tackling child sex abuse.


Partners

CEOP is made up of police officers with specialist experience of tracking and prosecuting sex offenders working with dedicated professionals from organisations including the NSPCC and Childnet, Microsoft and AOL. Partnerships have been set up across non-government bodies, including: NCH, NSPCC, Barnardos; business (Microsoft, AOL, Serco, Vodafone etc) and UK Government departments (Education and Skills, Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office etc). CEOP works with organisations such as the English Football Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board, British Telecom, and Lycos to widen the scope of safeguarding the online environment. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a UK charity working in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... It has been suggested that AOL search data scandal be merged into this article or section. ... Official NCH logo NCH (formerly National Childrens Home) is a United Kingdom-based charity providing services for children. ... The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a UK charity working in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. ... Barnardos is an England based charity founded by Doctor Thomas John Barnardo in 1866 to care for vulnerable children and young people. ... Serco Group plc is an international company with several branches. ... Vodafone Group plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ... The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales. ... BT Group plc (which trades as just BT, and is commonly known by its former name, British Telecom) is the privatised former British state telecommunications operator. ... Lycos is an Internet search engine and web portal. ...


Global Work

The CEOP Centre is also instrumental and fundamental partner in an international law enforcement alliance - the Virtual Global Taskforce. This was set up in 2004 and provides an international alliance of law enforcement agencies across Australia, the USA and Canada as well as Interpol in bringing a global policing response to tackling online child abuse. Virtual Global Taskforce is a group of Law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight Child_porn and Lolicon online. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Faculties

The centre is split into three faculties; Intelligence, Harm Reduction and Operations, each one plays a key role in the centre's work, and they are all supported by teams covering governance, communications, partnerships and corporate services. The intelligence faculty receive intelligence of online and offline offenders, all reports made through the centre's website, and ThinkUKnow.co.uk are dealt with immediately at any time of day to ensure that law enforcement can take positive action. The Harm Reduction faculty manage Public Awareness campaigns and educational programmes, including the award winning ThinkUKnow education programme, which is currently being used in schools throughout the UK. The Operations Faculty aims to tackle both the abuser and those who exploit and abuse children for financial gain.


CEO

Main article: Jim Gamble

Jim Gamble is Chief Executive of CEOP. A senior police officer of 25years, he was head of the Northern Ireland anti-terrorist intelligence unit in Belfast to most recently tackling organised crime as the Deputy Director of the National Crime Squad. In the United Kingdom, the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) was set up as a separate body in April 1992 to centralise the gathering and distribution of intelligence on serious and organised criminal matters. ...


Prosecutions

CEOP gained its first successful prosectution in June 2006, when Lee Costi 21 of Haslemere, Surrey, was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court where he admitted grooming schoolgirls for sex. Costi was caught when a Nottingham girl told her mother about his chatroom messages [2] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Haslemere is a town in Surrey in southern England, with a population of nearly 14,000. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ...


See also

About the IWF The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) was formed in 1996 following an agreement between the government, police and the internet service provider industry that a partnership approach was needed to tackle the distribution of child abuse images (often referred to as child pornography) online. ... The SOCA logo;.[1] The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) is a policing agency of the United Kingdom that acts against organised crime, including the illegal drugs trade, money laundering, and people smuggling. ... Virtual Global Taskforce is a group of Law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight Child_porn and Lolicon online. ...

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