International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Australia Ltd


We write about the key challenges to our work in making the world safe for children. By sharing insights on some of the opportunities to take action, we also aim to restore your energy for the fight against child sexual exploitation.

child online using apps on computer November 29, 2022

Online Industry Codes – Combatting Online Child Sexual Exploitation

As online child sexual exploitation (OCSE) statistics have dramatically continued to rise over recent years, the regulator response has been an important step in the protection of vulnerable children. A […]

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Five young girls smiling November 25, 2022

UNiTE! Ending violence against Women and Girls

In a world that has seen incredible leaps forward in Womens’ Rights throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries, it is disturbing to see evidence of erosion of those rights, and […]

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October 31, 2022

The numbers tell the story – eSafety Commission 21/22 Report

The eSafety Commission released their 21/22 Annual Report on 27th October 2022, and the statistics, including around the growth in sextortion are alarming. As eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant noted, […]

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September 13, 2022

4 Ways Taxonomy Helps us to Work Against Child Sexual Exploitation

  Organisations across various industries and jurisdictions are working to put an end to child sexual exploitation (CSE). At the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), we bring […]

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September 8, 2022

ICMEC Australia Announces the Upcoming Launch of its Member Portal 

Collaboration is key to fighting CSE crime in Australia. We know that the criminals collaborate – through chat groups, through the dark web, through whatever means they can. They are […]

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Photo of child with flowers August 18, 2022

The 5 big challenges financial institutions face in reporting child sexual exploitation

  A complex international industry and a lack of access to easy to apply, external information can make it hard for financial institutions to help combat child sexual exploitation (CSE). […]

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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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May 4, 2022

“MIND THE GAPS”: There’s quite a bit we don’t know about CSE in Australia

Paul McCarney | ICMEC Australia CEO Welcome to the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (‘ICMEC’) Australia! The Centre has been working to make the world a safer place […]

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Grooming image March 1, 2022

The new “Stranger Danger”: Tactics used in the online grooming of children

Eva Veldhuizen-Ochodničanová, MSc | ICMEC Partner Most of us have been made aware of the dangers posed to children by strangers in low-brimmed hats and trench coats offering free lollipops. Many of […]

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Word Cloud Graphic January 28, 2022

Words Matter: The Importance of Using Proper Child Protection Terminology

Many of us have been told at some point “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.” The way we frame something affects how people understand a concept […]

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Child's face December 13, 2021

The Growing Global Threat of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)

Our reliance on the internet to facilitate our personal and professional lives has increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the same technology that provides us with opportunities for growth […]

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Swingset November 22, 2021

Understanding the True Scope of Missing Children Globally

At some point in our lives as parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or babysitters, we have, or will, experience that heart-stopping moment of panic when the child who was with us […]

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