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Online child exploitation is a global problem. Stopping, removing and preventing imagery of children being sexually abused online, protecting them, demands a global solution.

We bring together people, companies and individuals, who share our passion for online child protection. We come together to talk and act with one voice, to fight for children online, to influence policy and to be part of the solution.

At the IWF, we work with the international tech community. Our Members include some of the giants of the industry through to start-ups. They’re very different, but they all share a desire to do the right thing. They share our goal to make the internet a safer place for all children, wherever they live in the world.

We do know that IWF Membership isn’t the right fit for every company that shares our vision. Some organisations want to support our work, but their business models aren’t in the position of using our services. That’s not a barrier. Our Corporate Partnerships programme has been specifically designed to enable these companies to fulfil their corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives. It allows them to show their commitment to protecting children. It allows them to show they care.

Our partners are doing the right thing, whether they take services or not. All children deserve to be protected from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Today, the companies who support us know we aim to create lasting change. Together we won’t rest until every record of a child being sexually abused, being tortured, being raped, has been removed from the internet. For the victims of this abuse, a record of their suffering can remain online, be shared or sold, long after the physical abuse has ended. It’s just one more form of torture, one more torment for the survivor to endure.

We fight to prevent these children, these brave survivors, being repeatedly abused in this cruel way.

Our Development Team work with every corporate partner to understand the individual needs of their company and employees. We develop a tailored programme of activities matched to a company’s particular needs. Making the IWF your Charity of the Year, making a Major Gift, or providing Gifts in Kind are just a few of the brilliant ways corporate partners can support IWF’s mission to stop child sexual abuse online.

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Charity of the Year

Gifts in kind

Our partnership with Nominet

IWF in 2021

252,194 Number of reports confirmed as child sexual abuse in 2021
78%
The percentage of children under the age of two suffering the worst category of sexual abuse - Category A

Benefits of becoming an IWF Corporate Partner

1. Achieve your CSR objective and demonstrate corporate citizenship

Sponsoring IWF can help your company achieve its corporate social responsibility objective while showing that you care about important social issues that may affect your staff, their families and your customers.

We believe anyone with an internet presence shares a responsibility to make the internet a safer place. Sponsorship of the IWF could give you the reassurance that your company is playing its part, that you are doing the right thing.

Sponsorship and partnerships with companies who share our strong values and ethics, especially if linked to helping children and encouraging internet safety, is important to us.

2. Increase sales and business opportunities

Engaging with responsible businesses is becoming more important for customers and clients. People care and they support positive action. In our experience, customers are more likely to choose companies that act in compassionate and responsible ways. This is true of those that openly support charities.

Our team will help you promote your partnership with IWF through mutually beneficial public marketing and communications.

3. Increase employee engagement

Involve your employees in supporting us. Make them IWF Heroes. Get your whole company involved in doing something good to help children online.

We can work with you to create a fun and engaging Charity of the Year programme.

Choosing IWF as your Charity of the Year will help boost employee morale and team building across your organisation, as well as creating positive PR opportunities.

If you’re interested in becoming a Corporate Partner, get in touch with our Development Team. They’ll be happy to answer any questions and chat with you: Email partnerships@iwf.org.uk or call them on +44 (0)1223 20 30 30.

IWF in the News

IWF CEO, Susie Hargreaves OBE, on Times Radio

IWF CEO, Susie Hargreaves OBE, on Times Radio

Susie speaks to Aasmah Mir about the increase in self-generated child sexual abuse online amongst 7-to-10 year olds

9 August 2022 IWF In The News
3 Ways you can help to protect children online

3 Ways you can help to protect children online

Natterhub's Caroline Allams offers practical tips for parents and carers

9 August 2022 Blog
20,000 reports of coerced ‘self-generated’ sexual abuse imagery seen in first half of 2022 show 7- to 10-year-olds

20,000 reports of coerced ‘self-generated’ sexual abuse imagery seen in first half of 2022 show 7- to 10-year-olds

IWF CEO calls it a social and digital emergency requiring a sustained national prevention effort.

8 August 2022 News
Apple should scan iPhones for child abuse images, says scanning technology inventor

Apple should scan iPhones for child abuse images, says scanning technology inventor

Prof Hany Farid says all online services should adopt idea backed by GCHQ and National Cybersecurity Centre

31 July 2022 IWF In The News
Encryption Vs. Privacy: In Conversation with Professor Hany Farid

Encryption Vs. Privacy: In Conversation with Professor Hany Farid

Speaking exclusively to the IWF as part of its new podcast series, Prof Farid, said children are facing dangers online, and that politicians need to step in to make sure tech companies are incentivised to bring in better child protection measures.

31 July 2022 Blog
IWF data fuels report aimed at ‘turning tide of online child sexual abuse’

IWF data fuels report aimed at ‘turning tide of online child sexual abuse’

A new report by an independent think tank looks at what can be done by police and government to help “turn the tide of online child sexual abuse”.

19 July 2022 News