Here at Stoke Lane, safeguarding of the children playing football for our club is of paramount importance.

With this in mind, we have added the Click CEOP button to our club website.

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people.

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?”
  • Signposting to CEOP partners, such as Childline, who can offer help and support on issues outside of CEOP’s remit, which includes online bullying.
  • Reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation. Every report will be read by a Child Protection Advisor within the CEOP Child Protection team.

The button has been developed for children and young people and is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces. It provides children and young people with access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP.