What do you want to report?

What is this?

We take reports on child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world.

This includes images depicting erotic posing; solo masturbation by a child; non-penetrative or penetrative sexual activity involving children or both children and adults; or sadism or penetration of or by an animal.

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What is this?

We take reports on UK-hosted non-photographic visual depictions of the sexual abuse of children, such as computer-generated images. The images we can take action on must be pornographic, be grossly offensive, and focus on a child's genitals or depict sexual activity involving or in the presence of a child.

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Want to remain anonymous?

We'll keep your contact details strictly confidential.

If you’d prefer to remain completely anonymous, then you can.

But if you’d like to know what happened with your report then we need your email address so that we can send you a confirmation email with your unique reference number.

This way you can contact us for more information about your report and we can contact you if we need more information from you.

Your details

  • If you submit your details they will be recorded on the IWF database for 3 months in case we need to contact you for more information.
  • They will then be deleted in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act.
  • Your details will not be disclosed to third parties without your permission.

Where did you see the content

Website details

In order for us to investigate a website we need its full address which is known as a URL e.g. http://www.iwf.org.uk/what-we-do, www.iwf.org.uk/what-we-do or iwf.org.uk/what-we-do. You can find this in the browser at the top of the page.

If you have any information you think may help us such as a description of where the content you are reporting is located on a large website or username and password needed to gain access, please include it in the description box.

If you have multiple webpages (URLs) to report, please include these in the description box.

Thank you.

Email details

The spam emails listed below have already been reported to us so there is no need to report these again – just delete them from your inbox and close your browser window to end this report.

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If the email you wish to report isn’t listed above, please continue to the next step.

Email details

To report a spam email we need the link / web address included in the email.

A web address looks like this: http://www.iwf.org.uk or www.iwf.org.uk.

Please seek advice if you need instructions to find the web address or use the help feature in your email provider.

If you are unsure how to do this please forward the email to spamreport@iwf.org.uk

Usenet / Newsgroup details

Newsgroups are bulletin-board styled forums used to discuss specific topics. Newsgroups are accessed via the UseNet service and predate the Internet forums on the world wide web that are more commonly used today. However, some newsgroups remain in use and carry image/video files

When reporting images/posting within a newsgroup please include as much relevant detail as you can, for example:

  • The name of the group - alt.binaries.example.example
  • Author of the posting - example@example.com:
  • Subject (title) of posting - collection of images:
  • Article - 1293305.58454@ispname.com:
  • Date - 01/01/2013:
  • Newsfeed provider - examplefeed:

Please add any other information you think relevant in the description box.

If your report relates to something which is not on publicly available websites, we are unable to take action but it may be a matter for the police.

If your report relates any of the issues below you should contact the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) Command.

  1. You suspect a child is a victim of abuse
  2. Images stored on private devices such as mobile phones, tablets or computers
  3. Text only conversations on chat sites and there are no images
  4. Peer-To-Peer file transfer programs or torrent services

The NCA’s CEOP Command works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

If your report doesn't fall into any of these categories you could visit www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting or see our useful links section.