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Takedown Notices

Child and sunflower - caption: All children deserve to be protected from sexual exploitation

Being an IWF Member is the quickest way to protect your services against online child sexual abuse content

The best way to remove criminal content from the internet is by removing it at source, and our UK Takedown Notices are key to this. These are immediate alerts we send to UK hosting companies about child sexual abuse images or videos hosted on their services. We also send them for non-photographic child sexual abuse images where these are hosted in the UK and break UK law.

We send Takedown Notices in partnership with the police to make sure evidence is preserved and their investigations aren’t compromised.

How these Notices will help your organisation

  • Quicker removal: If you’re an IWF Member, we can easily contact you if we find criminal content on your services – so you’ll be able to remove it quicker.
  • Actively searching: We're the only hotline in the world that’s actively searching for these images to remove them. So we’re finding more content than anyone else. We also carry out research to further develop our expertise.

Who can use it?

We send our Takedown Notices to all UK hosting companies, including:

  • hosting
  • online file storage
  • social networking.

Get in touch

To talk about how our Takedown Notices could help you, email members@iwf.org.uk or call +44 (0)1223 20 30 30.

Sky logo“Ensuring that the internet offers a safe environment for customers remains of paramount importance to responsible ISPs like Sky. That’s why we are fully committed to working in partnership with the IWF, an organisation which continues to demonstrate the benefits of effective cross-industry co-operation.”

Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, Sky

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