Takedown Notices

The most effective way of removing criminal content from the internet is by removing it at the source and our UK Takedown Notices are key to this.

Our Takedown Notices are immediate alerts we send to UK hosting companies about child sexual abuse images or videos hosted on their services. They are also sent for non-photographic child sexual abuse images and criminally obscene adult content where these are hosted in the UK and break UK law.

We send these in partnership with the police to ensure evidence is preserved and any ongoing investigations are not compromised.

How these Notices will help your organisation

  • Quicker removal: As an IWF Member we will be able to contact you quicker (as we’ll have your contact details) if we find criminal content on your services which will allow you to remove the content quicker.
  • Actively searching: We are the only hotline in the world who is actively searching for these images in order to remove them. Therefore we are finding more content than anyone else. We also conduct research to further develop our expertise.

Who can use it?

Our Takedown Notices are sent to all UK hosting companies, including:

  •     Hosting;
  •     Online file storage;
  •     Social networking. 

Contact us

Contact us today to discuss your Takedown Notice requirements: Email members@iwf.org.uk or call +44 (0)1223 20 30 30.


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