Terms and Conditions


The use of our website is subject to the terms and conditions on this page. If you use our website you agree to be bound by these.

Linking to our website

Feel free to link to pages on our website. However please remember that we may move or change our web pages and addresses at any time.

You should also follow these guidelines:
Don’t put a frame or border environment around our content – any links to our pages must load into the user’s entire window
Don’t link to our content in a way that passes off the content as your own
Don’t imply that we are endorsing your content or your products and services
Don’t provide false information about the website or campaign
Don’t use any of our images, videos, photos or logos without first requesting permission
Don’t link to our website or include our content on a site that could be considered distasteful, controversial, or offensive
Don’t infringe intellectual property or other rights of any third parties
We reserve the right to request that any link to our site be removed and to take whatever other action may be appropriate.

Linking from our website

We are not responsible for content on third-party websites that we offer links to, and we don’t necessarily endorse them or the views they express.

We do our best to fix broken links but some may slip through the net, and we can’t control any changes to links or content on other people’s sites.


We do what we can to make sure that our content is safe. You should, however, always run antivirus software on your machine to scan for and protect yourself from any malicious material downloaded from the internet. We can’t accept responsibility for any loss, disruption, or damage to your data and computer which may have occurred because you used material found on or linked to from our website.

You are responsible for the protection of your computer system including hardware, software and stored data on your computer system. You assume the responsibility of ensuring that programs or other data downloaded or otherwise received from or via the website are free from viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature. If you register with our site in any way, you must take reasonable precautions to prevent the fraudulent use of your security details including password.


You can use and re-use the information on our website (not including logos, videos, images or photographs) unless the copyright belongs to someone else and not us. We will try and make it clear when this is the case.

If you do use any of our content, we’d like it if you could attribute it to us, or link back to our site.

If we feel it is being misused in anyway, we reserve the right to remove your rights to any of our content and to take any other action that may be appropriate.

If you have any questions about using our content or want to discuss use of our logos, videos, images or photos, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

Brand, names, logos, videos images and photographs

If you want to use any of our branding, names, logos, videos, images or photographs from this website or any other online channel, such as social media, you must contact us first for guidance and permission.

Third-party copyright

Although we have given permission to use certain content on our website. This doesn’t apply to copyright belonging to other people or for any logos, videos, images or photos. Where we can, we will make it clear if copyright belongs to someone else, and you should contact them if you wish to use their material.

International use

This site is available internationally and may contain references to services that are not available in your country. These references do not imply that we intend to make such services available in your country.


We will do all we can to make sure our website is available to you at all times. We take reasonable care when compiling and maintaining this site but that doesn’t mean there won’t be times when the site (or any part of it) is unavailable, uninterrupted, reliable or fault free.


While we’ve worked hard to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content on our website, we don’t accept responsibility (to the extent permitted by law) arising out of the use of or access to this website. This includes without limitation any errors or omissions contained in this website, or if the website is unavailable. We shall not be liable for any direct or indirect economic loss, loss of reputation or other damage suffered or incurred as a result of or in connection with the use of this website.

Revisions and changes

We may revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. We also reserve the right to change at any time, and without notice, the content of this website, including any services we offer. Continued use of the our website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to any changes, you should not continue to use the website.


This website is owned and maintained by the staff at Durham Constabulary on behalf of both Durham and Darlington Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

While we have done what we can to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained on our pages and downloadable documents, this information should not be relied on as a substitute for formal advice from statutory agencies in County Durham and Darlington.

This website and material relating to our information, products and services (or to third-party information, products and services), is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the www.eraseabuse.org website.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chat, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on our websites, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the site.

Contact us

For specialist child sexual exploitation help, contact the teams on the who to contact page.

For general information or concerns relating to the operation of this website or ERASE campaign, contact the administrator at noexcuse@durham.pnn.police.uk