The Council of Europe Project “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe” ([email protected]), has published the second edition of the Baseline Mapping of member state responses to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. The Report builds upon the structure and rationale of the first edition, developed by Dr Victoria Baines, Council of Europe expert, and published in 2019. The second edition includes new information and data, in particular in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This mapping provides an updated analysis of the situation in member states against the benchmark set by the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) and the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), as well as selected capabilities identified in the WePROTECT Global Alliance Model National Response (MNR).
The report concludes by offering a series of concrete recommendations for states and stakeholders working towards ending online child sexual exploitation and abuse, grouped in three thematic areas: prevention, detection and response.
* The Council of Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided for this project by the Fund to End Violence Against Children.