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Vision: Children are free from exploitation
Mission: To drive a collaborative national response to counter the online exploitation of children

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation was announced by the Prime Minister on 25 March 2018, as a measure of the 2018-19 Commonwealth Budget.

The Centre brings together a world-leading approach, incorporating key stakeholders and partners, and driving a collective effort to counter the epidemic of child exploitation. It provides an integrated and collaborative capability to ensure cohesion by using the expertise of federal, state and territory, non-government agencies and private industry, and by allowing a cross-pollination of resources, knowledge and skillsets between stakeholders.

Our activities

The Centre is built on four pillars (4Ps) to Prevent, Prepare, Pursue and Protect children against online exploitation through a foundation of partnership.

The Centre will:

  • bring law enforcement, government, non-government agencies, industry, academia and community together to prevent the online exploitation of children.
  • drive initiatives to prepare future capabilities and technologies cohesively to counter exploitation and intervene earlier in the abuse of victims.
  • be a hub to support law enforcement agencies to pursue the recovery of victims from harm and to prosecute offenders.
  • support initiatives to protect victims and law enforcement from further victimisation and harm.

The child exploitation threat

The Centre has been established in response to an exponential increase in reports of the online exploitation of children.

No region is untouched and no country is immune from this crime.