International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Australia Ltd

Making the World a Safer Place for Children.

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ICMEC Australia supports collaboration over data and technology, especially in the financial services industry, to reduce and prevent sexual exploitation of children.

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It is estimated that as many as 1.2 million children are being trafficked every year. Many of these children are at risk of sexual exploitation or abuse, including through online mechanisms.

The use of online technology is significantly increasing the risk and severity of child sexual exploitation across the globe. This exponential growth has been further fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) saw a 374% increase in the level of self-generated online child sexual assault material during the pandemic.

In 2021, reports of online Child Sexual Exploitation material have increased by 50% with a record 14,491 investigations by eSafety into online CSE material.

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Data Collaboration
By combining data from more then one institution and using advanced analytic techniques we can build a more comprehensive and accurate picture of criminals’ activities to eradicate CSE.

Data Insights
By harnessing the power of external data sets and using modern data analytics techniques ICMEC plans to bring innovative technology solutions to those working against OSEC crime in Australia.

Child Protection Fund
We recognise that we don’t have all the answers or technical skills. The CPF supports technology and data-driven approaches seeking to reduce and prevent sexual exploitation of children.

Thought Leadership

July 25, 2022

Round One of the ICMEC Australia Child Protection Fund is Now Open for Applications! 

Round One of the ICMEC Australia Child Protection Fund is now open for applications!    We are offering grants or impact investments of between $50,000 and $500,000 to compelling initiatives […]

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July 4, 2022

Bringing Together a Network to Solve a Network Problem

Do we know who our kids are talking to online and what they are sharing?  How might we anticipate and respond to the scale and speed of changing offender behaviour […]

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June 1, 2022

ICMEC AU is Bringing RedFlag Accelerator Typologies to Australia with RedCompass Labs

Sydney, Australia, 1st June 2022  “ICMEC Australia is very pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with RedCompass Labs, headquartered in London, United Kingdom, to bring the RedFlag […]

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