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How will the data from the study be used?

The data from this study will be used by NatCen Social Research, who will prepare research reports for publication. No individual schools, students, teachers or parents/carers will be identified. School and student data in the project will be analysed anonymously, and findings will be reported anonymously so it will not be possible to identify individual students or schools. Students' data will be treated with the strictest confidence.

What about data and confidentiality?

Student and teacher data requested from the school will be collected and accessed by the research team at NatCen Social Research. They will be treated in the strictest confidence, and in line with the 1998 Data Protection Act and GDPR.

Who are NatCen Social Research?

NatCen Social Research is an independent social research organisation that carries out research on a wide range of social issues.

Who are the National Crime Agency?

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is an independent non-ministerial government department. They lead the UK’s response, locally, regionally and nationally, to reduce the impact of serious and organised crime on the UK and our communities.

Who are CEOP?

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command is a command of the NCA and works to pursue and prosecute child sex offenders. CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA-led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions about the pilot evaluation of Send me a pic? please get in touch with the research team on or by calling free on 0808 168 2791.