A “low-level” image is still a child whose abuse and suffering goes on.
Blog post by IWF CEO Susie Hargreaves OBE
The recent comments by Chief Constable Simon Bailey appear to have divided people who work in the area of child sexual exploitation into two camps – supporters, or objectors.
We work closely with the police. We're aware of the tremendous pressure on their workload and limited resources to tackle the problem.
But, there's no excuse to allow people get away with viewing child sexual abuse images - even a low-level image is a real child being sexually abused.