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 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.

What do you need to know?

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.

Our Story

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.


The Board
Jean-Christophe Le Toquin

Jean-Christophe Le Toquin

INHOPE President

Jean-Christophe Le Toquin (Point de Contact, France) is an advisor to tech companies, with a track record in developing trustworthy multi-stakeholder initiatives on cybersecurity and against cybercrime. He is President of Point de Contact since 2018.

Toby Dagg

Toby Dagg

INHOPE Vice-President

Toby Dagg is Head of Investigations for the Australian Government eSafety Commissioner. In that role, he oversees regulatory and other investigations into online child sexual abuse material, terrorist and violent extremist content, image-based abuse, serious child cyberbullying and adult cyber abuse. Prior to joining eSafety, Toby worked in child protection and criminal investigation roles.

Peter-Paul Urlaub

Peter-Paul Urlaub

INHOPE Treasurer

Peter-Paul Urlaub (eco - Association of the Internet Industry, Germany) is an attorney at law. His most recent education at the University of Oldenburg specialized in legal aspects in IT and Internet compliance. He is responsible at eco’s hotline for ISP relations, training new staff, technical compliance and innovation.

Carolina Piñeros

Carolina Piñeros

INHOPE Board Member

Industrial Engineer graduated with an advanced degree in Personal and Family Development (Colombia). Carolina cofounded Red PaPaz, a network of more than 500 schools and 650.000 parents in Colombia. In 2016, Te Protejo joined the INHOPE Network. Under Carolina’s leadership, Red PaPaz has led several advocacy initiatives to make changes in public policies related to the protection of children´s rights in Colombia.

Sean Lyons

Sean Lyons

INHOPE Board Member

Sean Lyons (Netsafe, New Zealand) is currently the Director of Technology & Partnerships at Netsafe, New Zealand’s principle online safety agency. He currently leads Netsafe’s work on child sexual abuse online.

Þóra Jónsdóttir

Þóra Jónsdóttir

INHOPE Board Member

Þóra has been working with Barnaheill – Save the Children Iceland since 2014 as a project manager of domestic programs, including the hotline. Þóra is a lawyer and a child rights advocate with special focus on the protection of children against violence.

Meet the Team