Revenge Porn Helpline

The UK’s only service dedicated to providing expert support for adult victims of intimate image abuse.

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What is Intimate Image Abuse?

Intimate Image Abuse, also referred to as ‘Revenge Porn’, is the act of sharing intimate images or videos of someone, either on or offline, without their consent with the intention of causing distress. This is against the law and included in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act (2015).

What Should I Do Next?

Get in touch for free, confidential support and assistance with reporting content that has been shared online. The helpline cannot guarantee removal of all images online but hold exceptional partnerships with industry partners. We're open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm. You can email us at any time and we will respond during normal working hours.

We're here to help

We support all adults (those over the age of 18) in the UK who are victims of intimate image abuse and who have had their intimate images and videos shared without their consent, or when someone is threatening to do this.

  • We provide non-judgemental and confidential advice via the phone or by email.
  • If you have had intimate content shared online, we can help with the reporting and removal of content. Whilst we cannot guarantee removal of all images, we do hold a very good takedown record.
  • We offer help and advice on the social media platform’s community guidelines and policies and how to report and remove content to which they should respond promptly. If not, we can help.
  • We can give you advice on the UK law and provide information on reporting crimes to the police and the evidence you may need to gather. 
  • We have a referral relationship with the QMUL Legal Advice Centre who provide free legal advice for victims of intimate image abuse. 

What advice we can offer

We are funded by the Home Office to provide support for victims of intimate image abuse, this includes the following areas:

In April 2015, the Criminal Justice and Courts Act made it, 'an offence for a person to disclose a private sexual photograph or film if the disclosure is made without the consent of an individual who appears in the photograph or film, and with the intention of causing that individual distress'. 

Find out what to do if you have had your intimate shared without consent here. 

The Sentencing Council included the ‘threat to disclose intimate material or sexually explicit images’, within its guideline for offences under the Communications Act 2003. 

Find out what to do if someone is threatening to share intimate images here. 

Sextortion, also known as ‘webcam blackmail’, is when intimate images and videos are recorded and used for financial exploitation and coercion.

Find advice for victims of Sextortion here. 

In the UK, it is a sexual offence called Voyeurism to record a private or sexual image or video of someone without their knowledge or consent for sexual gratification.

Find more advice for victims of Voyeurism here. 

In 2019, upskirting was included in a subsection of voyeurism within the Sexual Offences Act (2003). Upskirting typically refers to the act of recording images under someone’s clothing of their buttocks, genitals or underwear in order to view it themselves or show it to someone else, without the consent of the person recorded.

Find more advice and information here.