IWF (Internet Watch Foundation)

IWF (Internet Watch Foundation)

IWF is an international charity working to make the internet a safer place by minimising the availability of online child sexual abuse videos and images.

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 203 030
Address: Discovery House, Chivers Way, Histon
Postcode: CB24 9ZR
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://iwf.org.uk
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

We minimise the availability of online sexual abuse content. Specifically:

  • Child sexual abuse content* hosted anywhere in the world.
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK. 

The majority of our work focuses on the removal of child sexual abuse images and videos. 

We work internationally to make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not-for-profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.

EU grant for child protection online amid fears for future funding

The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) has received welcome confirmation that its application to the EU Connecting Europe Facility fund has been successful.

28 December 2018Read in full

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IWF breaks record for actioning reports in a single day

Cambs charity working with online child sexual abuse imagery records ‘phenomenal achievement’

22 November 2018Read in full

IWF is a core participant on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

Today, the Cambridge-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has been granted Core Participant status on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s (IICSA’s) Internet Investigation, at a preliminary hearing of the inquiry.

1 November 2018Read in full

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UK’s internet guardian ‘sets standard’ for hotlines worldwide

A unique British charity, which hunts down and removes online child sexual abuse images and videos, has won praise for outstanding good practice from a top EU assessor for its global work with law enforcement and the internet industry to remove tens of thousands of horrific images each year.

23 October 2018Read in full

Child protection must stay top of world agenda, says UK charity

The Cambridge-based Internet Watch Foundation(IWF) Statement on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion...

28 September 2018Read in full

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Angola takes vital step to remove child sexual abuse imagery from the internet

Angola has announced a new system for anonymously reporting online child sexual abuse images and videos in partnership with international charity, the Cambridge-based IWF (Internet Watch Foundation).

20 September 2018Read in full

IWF comments on the Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s speech

The Internet Watch Foundation fully supports Home Secretary Sajid Javid in his warning about the dangers of online child predators and shares his concern about the growing sophistication of these criminals.

3 September 2018Read in full

India’s online IWF Portal passes milestone of 1000 reports

Indian internet users have taken the message about reporting disturbing imagery of child sexual abuse to heart, after figures from the IWF India Reporting Portal reveal the 1000th report has just been made.

3 August 2018Read in full

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More parents worry about bad language online than about grooming or child sexual exploitation

Seven per cent of those caring for a child under four say they regularly allow the child to use the internet without supervision.

20 July 2018Read in full

IWF scoops 20th Anniversary ISPA Award

IWF scoops 20th Anniversary ISPA Award

The IWF was nominated alongside the UK Safer Internet Centre for two awards

16 July 2018Read in full

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