At a glance

INHOPE is an active and collaborative network of 51 hotlines in 45 countries worldwide, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out child sexual abuse from the Internet.

INHOPE comprises the INHOPE Association and the INHOPE Foundation, a charity constituted in 2010 to help new hotlines with start-up activities in emerging markets.

INHOPE Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting Internet material including child sexual abuse material they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the Internet Service Provider hosting the content.

INHOPE is governed by Articles of Association (English translation) and Rules and Regulations.

The original Dutch version of the Articles of Association (Deed 5th June 2014) may be viewed here.

All INHOPE member Hotlines must comply with a set of best practices.

Included in this is the 2016 Code of Practice - readopted May 2016 AGM.

For a full list of member Hotlines click here

What is INHOPE

INHOPE and its member hotlines are the one-stop shop for reporting illegal online content. The one area of role and remit that binds all our hotline members together is the desire to stamp out the distribution of child sexual abuse material (what is legally defined as 'child pornography').

INHOPE comprises the INHOPE Association and the INHOPE Foundation, a charity constituted in 2010 to help develop new hotlines worldwide, particularly in emerging countries where there is a lack of funding or even legislation. The Foundation currently assists the development of 3 hotlines in 3 countries: Colombia, Kazakhstan and Thailand.

Founded in 1999, the International Association of Internet Hotlines coordinates a network of 48 Internet Hotlines in 42 countries across the globe, supporting them in responding to reports of illegal content to make the Internet safer.

This was achieved with funding and support from the European Commission under the Safer Internet Programme. In recent years, Internet usage and connectivity have grown rapidly. It has changed the way we communicate, the way we do business and ultimately the way we live. Sadly, there are those who use this technology for illegal activities especially spreading Child Sexual Abuse Material.

Key functions of INHOPE

  • Exchange expertise
  • Support new hotlines
  • Exchange reports
  • Interface with relevant initiatives
  • Educate and inform policy makers at the international level


  • To establish and support effective national Hotlines.
  • To train and support new Hotlines
  • To foster ongoing Internet safety awareness and education
  • The establishment of effective common procedures for receiving and processing reports

Let’s all practice zero tolerance to child sexual abuse imagery. One report can make a difference. To the digital citizens out there, if you stumble across anything you suspect to be a child sexual abuse image or video, do the right thing, report it and once confirmed, with our industry and law enforcement partners, we will make sure such content is taken down as quickly and effectively as possible.

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