At a glance

INHOPE is an active and collaborative global network of Hotlines, dealing with illegal content online and committed to stamping out child sexual abuse from the Internet.

INHOPE comprises the INHOPE Association and the INHOPE Foundation, a charity constituted in 2010 to help new hotlines with start-up activities in emerging markets.

INHOPE Member Hotlines offer the public a way of anonymously reporting Internet material including child sexual abuse material they suspect to be illegal. The Hotline will ensure that the matter is investigated and if found to be illegal the information will be passed to the relevant Law Enforcement Agency and in many cases the Internet Service Provider hosting the content.

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) may be viewed here.

All INHOPE member Hotlines must comply with a set of best practices.

Included in this is the INHOPE Code of Practice

As of January 2019, we have 46 members in 41 countries. For a full list of member Hotlines click here

Key functions of INHOPE

  • Exchange expertise
  • Support new hotlines
  • Exchange reports
  • Interface with relevant initiatives
  • Educate and inform policy makers at the international level


  • To establish and support effective national Hotlines.
  • To train and support new Hotlines
  • To foster ongoing Internet safety awareness and education
  • The establishment of effective common procedures for receiving and processing reports

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