INHOPE

Interested in setting up a hotline?

Interested in setting up a hotline?

INHOPE makes reporting CSAM in your country easy

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INHOPE’s goal under project ESCAPE is to expand the Network globally, into high-risk countries where CSAM is being facilitated, produced or distributed.

INHOPE's aim is to put an eco-system in place ensuring that every industry stakeholder and each member of the public around the globe have the possibility to report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) encountered online.

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The challenge for new hotlines is that they often lack the resources to implement IT systems to support their operation and interact with the public in a safe and secure manner.

INHOPE provides a plug and play solution called Report Box to setup new hotlines in countries that need it most.

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Our objectives are the following:

  • To reduce availability to online CSAM.
  • To reduce victimisation
  • To save police time
  • To save more children

Setting up a national hotline creates an accountable party who can own the task of responding nationally to child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Introductory level

Quarterly Seminar

By providing a local presence a hotline will create country ownership where there might not be any yet and assist in establishing a long-term strategy with all key stakeholders. We will explain what this process means to stakeholders and what their role would be.

We know and understand that creating a national hotline is complex and involves many stakeholders. It requires significant time and dedication. During this seminar, we will take the first step by outlining the role a national hotline plays, who operate it and how it runs.

We will be holding Introductory Seminars on a quarterly basis. Join the most convenient date and time for you and signup for a 1-hour guide to setting up a hotline.

A global system

A global system

INHOPE is in a unique position to create the ESCAPE eco-system. The ICCAM platform is located at the INTERPOL HQ in Lyon. INTERPOL and INHOPE partner in training hotline analysts to correctly classify CSAM reports.

All baseline CSAM inserted into ICCAM is exchanged with INTERPOL’s ICSE database for victim identification purposes. INHOPE is also a partner in the AviaTor project and responsible for the communication and dissemination of this project. And of course, INHOPE runs the ICCAM and ReportBox platforms.

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Report Box and Project ESCAPE

Report Box is a technical solution developed by the ESCAPE Project.

The ESCAPE project (Funded by End Violence Against Children) represents INHOPE's vision to put an eco-system in place ensuring that every industry stakeholder and each member of the public around the globe has the option and awareness to report child sexual abuse material (CSAM) encountered online.

Reports received in this eco-system that contain new and unknown CSAM will be assessed by experienced hotline analysts and relayed to specialised police investigators for immediate action. The system will provide the analysts with automation and intelligence tools for smarter and faster prioritisation and classification of reports allowing them to focus on the most urgent and relevant cases, saving valuable time. Reports that contain known CSAM will be taken down as quickly as possible to prevent further circulation and downloads.

This vision has four core components:

  • Public and industry awareness of the legal and/or moral need and possibility to report
  • Additional and sustainable reporting options being created
  • Resilient and trained hotline analysts
  • Global eco-system receiving and processing the reports