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The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) operates the only internet Hotline for reporting criminal online content. Their remit covers three areas:

  • Child sexual abuse images hosted worldwide
  • Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK

In partnership with police, Government, the internet industry, and international partners, the IWF works to remove criminal content online and helps to make the internet a safer place for everyone.

Don't ignore it, report it!

If you stumble across such images accidentally you should report them to the IWF.

Why should I report these images?

Reports from the public help the IWF to remove the images from the internet and to support the investigative processes which could bring those responsible to justice.

Child sexual abuse images record the real abuse of a child and your reports to the IWF might help the authorities to trace and rescue a young victim from further exploitation.

How do I report?

Go to the IWF website by clicking here and complete the step-by-step form. The form is easy to navigate and reports can be submitted anonymously.