Operation Netsafe

Campaign: Operation NETSAFE - Tackling online child sexual abuse and exploitation

Launch Date: January 2017

Aspart of our commitment to keep children safe, Operation Net Safe has been developed to target 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 Gwent Police, South Wales PoliceDyfed 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 aims to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, and meets the objectives of 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.