Meldkindersekstoerisme.nl exists since 2010. Defence for Children – ECPAT manages the website www.meldkindersekstoerisme.nl and receives the reports that arrive through the reporting form on the website. All reports of sexual exploitation of children are forwarded to a specific department of the police. This department is specialised in child abuse cases abroad.
Defence for Children is an independent foundation that promotes children’s rights. The foundation is part of an international network that consists of approximately 45 national sections. ECPAT focuses specifically on preventing and combating the sexual exploitation of children and has national offices in almost 100 countries. Defence for Children and ECPAT are one organization in the Netherlands.
The hotline is being promoted within the Don’t Look Away campaign, which is an initiative from the Ministry of Justice and Security, Dutch Police, Royal Military Police, ANVR (tourism branch organization), TUI Netherlands, Bureau National Rapporteur Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children, Defence for Children – ECPAT Netherlands, Terre des Hommes, Plan International Netherlands and Free a Girl.