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.
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.
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
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.
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 was due to be in Lisbon the week of May 18 for its first annual Hotline Training Meeting, but given the travel restrictions in place the meeting had to be held virtually via Zoom.
We are wrapping up our #ReportIt campaign after running it for 5 weeks.
The valuable work of the AviaTor project (funded by the European Commission) continues through COVID-19.
Thousands of children across Taiwan have been subject to sexual exploitation and abuse each year.
During the Covid-19 emergency, Telefono Azzurro’s Helpline 1.96.96,114 Emergency Service and 116000 Missing Children Italy remained active 24/7, and, is constantly running its Hotline (...)
Like other hotlines, the Danish hotline also receives images of children which are not illegal but are problematic because they constitute sexual exploitation of the child.
It’s been repeatedly emphasized in Child Protection Networks in the past weeks that the current lockdown policies are also increasing risks of children online, one of them being online (...)
The number of reports of illegal or harmful online content decreased to 5,985 after a peak in 2018 with 6,733 complaints.
ECPAT Taiwan, ECPAT International, and Taiwan National Chung Cheng University released ‘Guidelines for Ethical Research on Sexual Exploitation Involving Children’ in late 2019
The reality of COVID-19 is requiring us to establish a totally different way of work in a very short time period.