Operation Net Safe – Tackling online child sexual abuse and exploitation

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As part of our commitment to keep children safe, we have developed Operation Net Safe which targets people who are creating, viewing and sharing sexually explicit images of young people under the age of 18 online.

Operation Net Safe is a Wales wide campaign with specialist teams from South Wales Police, Gwent Police, Dyfed Powys Police and North Wales Police working together with partner agencies to deal with and reduce the threat, risk and harm posed by online child sexual exploitation and abuse.

This operation meets the objectives of our South Wales Police and Crime Reduction Plan 2016/21 and our priority to ‘work to protect the most vulnerable in our communities’, and the All-Wales National Action Plan to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation.

As part of this operation, we are working closely with child protection charity the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, whose Stop it Now! Campaign directs offenders, potential offenders, and their concerned loved ones to a confidential and anonymous helpline, and self-help resources to enable them to proactively address their behaviour.

Find out more about Operation Net Safe in the film below: