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IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) channel launch announcement


We are delighted to be featuring news and insights from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the latest stakeholder channel now available from WiredGov.

At the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) 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.

For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk

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

  • Child sexual abuse content* hosted anywhere in the world.
  • Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK.
  • 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.

Tackling a global problem

Online child sexual abuse imagery is a global problem, which demands a global solution. The internet does not respect geographical borders, so we work in close cooperation with partners worldwide. This helps us to eradicate online images of child sexual abuse as quickly and efficiently as possible.


  • Work closely with the internet industry worldwide, partnering with police, governments, charities and other hotlines, in the fight against online child sexual images and videos.
  • Develop and use emerging technologies to improve the identification and removal of images.Use innovative new tactics and services to minimise the global availability of child sexual abuse images and videos.
  • Research and analyse trends and data to help our Members and policy makers combat child sexual abuse imagery online.
  • Promote best-practice welfare for our staff who are working to eliminate child sexual abuse imagery.

*We use the term child sexual abuse to reflect the gravity of the images and videos we deal with. Child pornography, child porn and kiddie porn are not acceptable descriptions. A child cannot consent to their own abuse.

To add IWF alerts to your WiredGov profile... 

Log into your WiredGov account here and navigate to ‘Step 3 Department Choice’ and tick the checkbox next to ‘Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)’, then continue to save your profile.


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