UK and Romania share expertise to help combat child sexual abuse

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British and Romanian experts on child protection, representatives from the Romanian Police, prosecutors, other Government officials and NGOs will examine the role and impact of online environments in child sexual offending.

The event, held on Thursday 25 November, has been organised by the UK’s national centre for protecting children, Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, and is supported financially by VISA Europe. Talks at expert level will look into specific current and emerging trends in Romania and across Europe, child protection online, offender behaviour, the financial aspect of child exploitation, and the importance of legislation in combating online grooming.

CEOP has also run a separate specialist training to Romanian experts as part of an ongoing initiative in south east Europe. Training aims to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and build the capacity of law enforcement and child protection specialists in the region to deal with the crime.

The CEOP Centre is the UK’s national police agency set up to protect children from sexual exploitation. Full information on all areas of work as well as online safety messages and access to online reporting can be found at