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.

Bi-annual board meeting, Amsterdam.

Bi-annual board meeting, Amsterdam.

Insight &
articles

A European Commission Funded Initiative all about Collaboration

The European Commission has been addressing the evolving needs of internet safety through a succession of Safer Internet funding programmes running from 1999 to 2013.

A European Commission Funded Initiative all about Collaboration

Crisp becomes INHOPE Silver Partner

Long-term supporters of INHOPE, UK-based Crisp have recently entered into an enhanced relationship as a Silver Partner.

Crisp becomes INHOPE Silver Partner

COVID-19 and INHOPE member hotlines

Strong and resilient, INHOPE member hotlines have continued the fight against child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online during the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 and INHOPE member hotlines

Polish hotline 2019 Annual Report & Anniversary

This year marks the #15th anniversary of Dyżurnet.pl.

Polish hotline 2019 Annual Report & Anniversary

INHOPE announces its Annual INHOPE Summit is to be hosted online

Our third annual INHOPE Summit will take place online. The Virtual Conference will be on 22-23 September. This year’s summit is centered around how we all have a role in the fight agai (...)

INHOPE announces its Annual INHOPE Summit is to be hosted online

Flexibility is key - APLE Cambodia’s online awareness raising campaigns.

In the midst of adversity, APLE is committed to overcome and adapt in order to stay focused in its more important goal: protecting children from online and offline sexual abuse and explo (...)

Flexibility is key - APLE Cambodia’s online awareness raising campaigns.

Italy reports 8,331 cases of missing minors in 2019

In 2019 Italy recorded 8,331 claims of missing minors, of which 5,376 were foreign children.

Italy reports 8,331 cases of missing minors in 2019

Introducing Ora de Net - Romanian Safer Internet Program name change

The Safer Internet Program was established in Romania in 2008, with funding from the European Commission, and the aim of promoting the use of the internet by children and adolescents in (...)

Introducing Ora de Net - Romanian Safer Internet Program name change

Bulgarian hotline's successful 2019

The Bulgarian Hotline processed 10 000 reports in 2019.

Bulgarian hotline's successful 2019

Artificial Intelligence in the fight against online CSAM - Focus Group Highlights

On Safer Internet Day 2020 a Focus Group took place exploring the topic of how Artificial Intelligence can be used by Internet hotlines to identify and remove Child Sexual Abuse Material (...)

Artificial Intelligence in the fight against online CSAM - Focus Group Highlights