Missing Kids UK is a website run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, the UK’s national law enforcement agency for protecting children.
What is our role?
From 1st July 2011, CEOP assumed responsibility for missing children following an announcement by the Home Office.
CEOP’s role in this area will build on our existing strengths and expertise. The main areas we will focus on include:
- raising public awareness of the issues associated with missing children;
- developing strategic knowledge of missing children;
- providing practitioners with the knowledge, resources and skills to further their professional development; and
- offering tactical support on complex cases to police forces.
- Managing the Child Rescue Alert
CEOP will not be taking reports from members of the public who wish to report a child missing; these should continue to be reported to the local police service in whose area the child went missing.
National organisations working in this area...
Voluntary sector organisations
- Children's Society
- Missing People
- Railway Children
- Safe at Last
- Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
- Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
- Department for Education
- Home Office
- Scottish Government
- Welsh Assembly