UK centre to tackle net paedophiles planned

A unit to protect children in the UK from internet paedophiles is being set up by the Home Office. About 100 staff, including police and child welfare experts will join the Centre for Child Protection on the Internet next April. The centre will take on work being done by the National Crime Squad and will target those who distribute CP images or “groom” children for abuse. It will be open 24 hours a day so people can report suspicious activity. Government funding for the centre’s work taken over from the hi-tech crime unit of the NCS will remain the same – about £6m a year. But a Home Office spokesman said industry partners were likely to provide an extra £1m in technological support and seconded workers’ salaries…

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