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 &
articles

E -privacy directive temporary derogation

INHOPE’s vision is an internet free of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) material online.

E -privacy directive temporary derogation

INHOPE is a winner of End Violence Against Children's new #SafeOnline funding round

Through the fourth Safe Online investment round of $10 million, End Violence is making another significant contribution to the global fight against online child sexual exploitation and a (...)

INHOPE is a winner of End Violence Against Children's new #SafeOnline funding round

Don’t let photos of your children end up in the hands of predators

Hashtags such as #cleankids #splishsplash #pottytraining #naptime are being used by sexual predators to find pictures of children, according to a new study by Child Rescue Coalition.

Don’t let photos of your children end up in the hands of predators

Slovenian hotline Spletno oko publishes annual report for 2019

Spletno oko, the Slovenian hotline for reporting images of child sexual abuse and hate speech online, has published its annual report for 2019.

Slovenian hotline Spletno oko publishes annual report for 2019

10th conference on the topic of online child abuse in Slovenia

On 22 September, the Spletno oko hotline (part of Safer Internet Center Slovenia), Criminal Police Directorate of the General Police Directorate and the Association of Informatics and Te (...)

10th conference on the topic of online child abuse in Slovenia

jugendschutz.net Twitter Chat

jugendschutz.net organized a Twitter chat in Germany on the sexual abuse of minors.

jugendschutz.net Twitter Chat

ECPAT Philippines and DICT cybercrime center to operate an Internet Hotline to fight child sexual abuse materials

On 13th October, ECPAT Philippines and the Department of Information and Communications Technology - Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center signed a Memorandum of Understandin (...)

ECPAT Philippines and DICT cybercrime center to operate an Internet Hotline to fight child sexual abuse materials

Dutch CSAM Hosting Monitor Report

For years, the Netherlands has been identified as a prime location for the hosting of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

Dutch CSAM Hosting Monitor Report

Tech companies collaborate at INHOPE Summit 2020

“It started with a ‘James’ who made a report to Red Barnet”. Michelle DeLaune and Lindsey Olson of the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) opened the sessi (...)

Tech companies collaborate at INHOPE Summit 2020

Conference ROAR: Challenges in providing support to victims of cybercrime

On November 3rd 2020 in Lisbon, The Portuguese Association of Victim Support - APAV is holding the Conference ROAR: Challenges in providing support to victims of cybercrime.

Conference ROAR: Challenges in providing support to victims of cybercrime