INHOPE supports global call to fight online child sexual abuse and exploitation
On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 November 2015, a year on from UK Prime Minister David Cameron's undertaking to ensure all governments work hand in hand to combat online child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through the WePROTECT initiative, representatives from 51 governments, law enforcement, the non-profit sector and industry convened in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
- The highest level of national response to online child sexual exploitation, including preventing wider child sexual exploitation and abuse;
- Effective prevention programmes, investigations and prosecutions, safeguarding of victims and offender management;
- Appropriate support services for children and young people;
- Legislation or policies that will support technology companies' efforts to remove child sexual abuse material from the internet, including through the development of technological solutions;
- Greater awareness and understanding among the public and professionals working with children.
- Belgian Safer Internet Centre
Two and a half years after Child Focus started to lobby to gain full operational competence for the analysis of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) reports in Belgium, it passed the final legal hurdle. The Operational Protocol of Cooperation containing the procedure was signed on 6 July 2017. With the signing of this Protocol, Child Focus can now analyse the reports received, rather than simply alerting the authorities.
- European Commission
On 16 December 2016, the European Commission adopted two reports on the measures taken by Member States to combat the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.