The Children’s Code (or Age Appropriate Design Code to give its formal title) is a data protection code of practice for online services, such as apps, online games, and web and social media sites, likely to be accessed by children.

It came into force on 2 September 2020 and organisations now have 12 months to get everything in place.

The ICO is committed to supporting all organisations with advice and resources to help them achieve compliance by 2 September 2021.