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The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre works across the UK and uses international links to tackle child sex abuse wherever and whenever it happens.

Part of the way it does this is by providing internet safety advice for parents and carers and delivering a virtual police station for reporting abuse on the internet.

What you can report to CEOP

Any activity which makes you feel uncomfortable, for example, a conversation with someone online who you think may be an adult, who is trying to meet you for sex.

Internet Watch Foundation

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 online.

The IWF is an independent body operating the only authorised non-police 'hotline' in the UK for the public and IT professionals to report their inadvertent exposure to illegal content on the internet.

Concerns about a child

If you have concerns about a child please contact your local Social Work office using the contact details provided.

If the child is at immediate risk phone the police. Dial 999.

Contact Information


Social Services (Kilmarnock)
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554200
Social Services (Cumnock)
Rothesay House
1 Greenholm Road
East Ayrshire
KA18 1LH
Telephone: 01290 427720
Social Services (Dalmellington)
33 Main Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01292 552900