Have you had your intimate images shared online without your consent?
You are not alone and we are here to help
How can we help you?
We are a UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn.
The Helpline was established in 2015 alongside the legislation which made it an offence to share intimate images or videos of someone, either on or offline, without their consent with the intention of causing distress. The Helpline is run by a small team of passionate and motivated individuals who are here and ready to help.
What issues can we help with?
The main areas we can help with are:
- Intimate images shared without consent
- Threats to share intimate images
- Images recorded without consent (Voyeurism)
- Webcam blackmail (Sextortion)
What is intimate image abuse?
The act of sharing intimate images or videos of someone, either on or offline, without their consent with the intention of causing distress.
Intimate image abuse can also be referred to as 'revenge porn', non-consensual pornography or image-based sexual abuse.
What can we do to help?
- Non-judgemental and confidential advice
- Help with the reporting and removal of content
- Advice on how to report violations to social media
- Advice on reporting crimes to the police
- Signposting towards legal advice
What we can't help with
- We cannot help anyone under the age of 18
- We cannot support people from outside of the UK.
- We do not have the capacity to provide long term counselling to our clients
- We cannot undertake criminal investigations or report to the police on the victim's behalf
The person I spoke with was very calming and professional, she listened very well and gave me some excellent advice. The rate that they worked to have the videos removed was so quick. I appreciate everything they have done.
Latest News and Articles
The Law Commission recommendation report is here.
Zara Ward - senior practitioner at the Revenge Porn Helpline - spoke with Sky News Radio regarding the Law Commission review report recommendations for intimate image abuse in England and Wales. The Law Commission, which reviews and updates legislation, has offered many recommendations that the UK government will consider. The Revenge Porn Helpline has been an active part of this review, ensuring that victims of intimate image abuse are able to get the support they need once they have been a victim of a traumatic crime.
13th July 2022
Should I block a Sextortion blackmailer?
This article will explain a little more about why you should stop all contact with the blackmailer, block their account and report them to the platform.
30th June 2022
The consequences of intimate image abuse in Scotland – Share Your Story
Julia, a researcher from Glasgow Caledonian University, is exploring the impacts of intimate image abuse on Scottish victims. Find more information about her research and how you can get involved to share your story.
4th May 2022
Zara Ward talks on Woman's Hour with Prof Clare McGlynn about "Collector Culture"
Zara Ward - senior helpline practitioner at the Revenge Porn Helpline - discusses the ongoing issues around "collector culture" and why this is a growing issue affected by women.
23rd February 2022