Fighting CSAM
since 1999.

Our Mission

The mission of INHOPE is to support the network of hotlines in combating online Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).

In a borderless digital world CSAM has global consequences and as CSAM increases so do our efforts and those of our partners to combat it.

Our Vision

INHOPE’s vision is a world free of Child Sexual Abuse Material online.

We advocate for legislative and policy changes with the support and funding from the European Commission.

Our Network

INHOPE is made up of 46 hotlines around the world that operate in all EU member states, Russia, South Africa, North & South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. We support hotlines and their partner organisations through training, best practices, quality assurance and staff welfare.

Establish a hotline

Establish a hotline

The starting point for any initiative seeking to establish a hotline will be to understand the particulars of the national context in which the hotline will be developed. Before deciding whether it will be feasible and possible to set up an Internet hotline, it is crucial to understand what an ‘hotline’ is, and what it is not.

Find out more using our hotline development guide.

INHOPE

Run for its Members by its Members

INHOPE is a members' organisation, run for its members by its members. INHOPE is governed by Articles of Association (English translation) and Rules and Regulations. The original Dutch version of the Articles of Association (Deed 25th May 2018), only the text of the Dutch notarial deed executed in the Dutch language prevails. Member hotlines have to comply with a Code of Practice. Members vote to elect a President who leads an elected Executive Committee, also known as the Board.

The Board is charged with the management and administration of the Association. The Board currently consists of six people.

INHOPE's Board 2020

INHOPE's Board 2020
Meet the Team

Insight &
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Technology and online child protection

Technology has always played an important role in protecting children from harmful content online.

Technology and online child protection

APLE Cambodia's Criminal Justice Development trainings

In Cambodia, a challenge faced by the child protection community has been the lack of resources and skills that law enforcement agencies have had.

APLE Cambodia's Criminal Justice Development trainings

FPB Contributes to CSAM Sentencing in South Africa

Convictions of alleged paedophiles in South Africa are the result of lengthy and stringent processes, by a number of law enforcement agencies and experts, working in tandem to build a so (...)

FPB Contributes to CSAM Sentencing in South Africa

Combatting Cybercrime using AviaTor

Law enforcement is reacting to the industry, as companies in the United States like Facebook and Google are required by law to proactively scan their systems...

Combatting Cybercrime using AviaTor

ChildWebAlert Revamps Online Reporting System

ChildWebAlert, Malta’s national online platform for the reporting of child sexual abuse material, has recently undergone a revamp.

ChildWebAlert Revamps Online Reporting System

FSM’s role of self-regulation under the German Network Enforcement Act

The Voluntary Self-Regulation for Multimedia Service Providers (FSM) was recognised by the Federal Office of Justice as the first institution of regulated self-regulation under the Netwo (...)

FSM’s role of self-regulation under the German Network Enforcement Act

Investigating the dynamics of illegal online activity: The power of reporting, dark web, and related legislation

In order to shed light on the operations of SafeLine, and its seventeen years of successful operation as a member of INHOPE, the Greek Safer Internet Center has published a research pape (...)

Investigating the dynamics of illegal online activity: The power of reporting, dark web, and related legislation

INHOPE Members Elect New Board

On Wednesday 22nd August INHOPE held its Annual General Meeting - this year, online.

INHOPE Members Elect New Board

INHOPE Launches 2019 Annual Report

The INHOPE network has seen a year of huge growth in both size and strength.

INHOPE Launches 2019 Annual Report