Police action in response to sexting

‘Police Action in Response to Sexting’ aims to help officers to respond in a proportionate way to reports of under 18-year olds possessing, sharing or generating indecent imagery of themselves or other children.

The guidance covers:

  • Initial police action
  • Investigation
  • Crime outcome codes including information on Outcome 21
  • Dealing with images when Outcome 21 is used

The briefing note was published by The College of Policy to coincide with the publication of the UK Council for Internet Safety’s sexting guidance for education settings.

Who should read it

Law enforcement professionals.

Where to find it

Download the guidance here.

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