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    15,857 reports of child exploitation received by AFP since 1 January 2018. Each report can contain hundreds and thousands of images and videos.

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    There are more than one million persistent profiles within hidden services sites, where victims are re-victimised many hundreds of times a day.

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    Every 7 minutes a webpage shows a child being sexually abused.

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    45 children have been removed from harm since the ACCCE was established on 1 July 2018.

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    The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children has received more than 10.2 million CyberTip reports, a marked increase from 1.1 million three years ago.

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

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) provides a consistent, holistic and coordinated response to counter the exploitation of children and vulnerable people across Australia and overseas.

The ACCCE is built on four pillars (4Ps) to Prevent, Prepare, Pursue and Protect children and vulnerable persons against exploitation.


  • Collaborate to prevent exploitation
  • Foster industry and community participation
  • Research, educate and understand


  • Become Future Ready
  • Innovate and evolve capability
  • Early intervention from exploitation


  • Identify victims and remove from harm
  • Investigate and prosecute offenders
  • Disrupt and dismantle exploitative networks
  • Coordinate responses to threats
  • Seize criminal assets


  • Team up with industry to protect from exploitation
  • Help to protect victims from further abuse
  • Protect the wellbeing of members

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Collaborative efforts to reduce child exploitation material

01-11-2018 12:11

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) co-hosted the Child Exploitation Material (CEM) Reduction Research Program Roundtable on 1 November 2018 in…

ACCCE is launched

03-09-2018 11:09

The battle against child exploitation and abuse will be substantially boosted with the opening of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) in Brisbane today.Visit the Minister for Home…

A national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse

25-03-2018 12:03

The Turnbull Government will establish a national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse.The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) will drive a national effort to combat a global…