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Every 5 Minutes our analysts in Cambridge find & remove an image or video online of a child suffering sexual abuse.

For too many children, the ordeal of sexual abuse doesn’t end when the abuse stops. The recording, viewing and sharing of countless images online means victims suffer humiliation and misery every time someone clicks on a photo or video of their abuse.

Our brave Cambridge analysts use state-of-the-art tech and skilled human insight to find, assess and remove online images and videos of children being sexually abused. These could be hosted anywhere in the world and contain a level of child sexual abuse most people could not comprehend, let alone cope with seeing. It takes a very special person to do this job.

We’re calling on organisations and people from Cambridge, and further afield, to support the global tech charity on your doorstep in any way you can and help us bring an end to child sexual abuse imagery online.

How can you help?

Join Us

Join us

If you're involved with a tech organisation or start-up in Cambridge or the surrounding areas, you can join us as a corporate member and not only will you gain access to our cutting-edge tools but you'll be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s leading tech titans as we battle to eliminate child sexual abuse imagery from the internet once and for all.

Contact Will Few for more on +44 (0) 1223 20 30 30 or email 

IWF Partners

Partner with us

From raising critical funds, to gifts-in-kind or building awareness, there are a host of ways your company, organisation or college can support our work to rid the internet of child sexual abuse. Your partnership with the IWF not only helps engage employees and achieves shared impact but it demonstrates your commitment to victims of child sexual abuse and online safety.

Contact Thomas Dyson for more on +44 (0) 1223 20 30 30 or email




Support victims of child sexual abuse from being traumatised every time images or videos of their abuse are viewed, shared or sold online by making a donation to IWF's charitable work. Make a single or regular donation online or text FIVE, TEN or TWENTY to 70460 to donate £5, £10 or £20* and help a victim of child sexual abuse.

Find out more about fundraising here, email or donate online.


Join our Hackathon 

If you're a professional programmer, part-time coder or someone who enjoys developing software as a hobby, we need your help! On Saturday 21 March at IWF's HQ, we're holding our first Cambridge Hack where we'll be running a series of sprints to develop tools for our analysts to use in the fight against child sexual abuse online.

The health and wellbeing of our participants and staff are of utmost importance and due to the current situation with Coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Hackathon. We will re-arrange the event for the near future once the risk from Coronavirus has subsided. Please check back regularly for more information. 




Attend our exclusive Gala Dinner

On the 12 September 2020 at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, IWF will be hosting a special evening fundraiser. Join us for a Champagne reception, 3-course dinner hosted by a celebrity (to be announced).

To register your interest in buying tickets for the event, sponsoring a table or donating prizes for the auction please contact Emily Cherry on


"The IWF is a fundamental part of helping us take a pro-active stance on protecting people using our platform. They're class-leading, industry experts in their field. As a chat-based game, the vast majority of our moderation is based on chat interpretation and analysis, so having access to IWF's Keywords is integral to keeping people safe."

Steve Wilson, Operations Manager at Jagex




Campaign Supporters

With grateful thanks to our campaign supporters. 



Advice & Support

If you've suffered sexual abuse, know someone who has or would like to find out more, the following organisations can provide help, advice and assistance:

  • If you're worried about a child who may be suffering abuse, you can contact the NSPCC who offer advice & support and a safe place to report child abuse.  
  • The Marie Collins Foundation support children and families who have suffered sexual abuse via the internet. 
  • If you're troubled by sexual thoughts about children and young people Stop It Now from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation offer confidential support and advice.  
  • The UK Safer Internet Centre provide online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
  • The Truth Project offers survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experience in writing, on the telephone or in person.
  • The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is a charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.
  • Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free or visit their website
  • If you see images or videos online and suspect a child under the age of 18 is suffering sexual abuse, report it simply and anonymously to the IWF here

If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.

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