BT and the MCF want to ensure that every professional working with child victims of online abuse understands their individual role and those of colleagues in other related organisations.

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Training and Development Manager

Training and Development Manager

January 12, 2021

The MCF has grown to become a dedicated team of specialists. We are expanding our reach and influence to further elevate the voice of children and survivors.

2020 MCF International Conference content ready to view

2020 MCF International Conference content ready to view

December 16, 2020

​Presentations from the Marie Collins Foundation’s first ever online conference are now live and available to view.

National drive to protect victims of child abuse

National drive to protect victims of child abuse

November 18, 2020

The Marie Collins Foundation has joined forces with the Home Office and other charities including the NSPCC, Barnardo’s and The Children’s Society in a new campaign to protect victims of child abuse.

Should I report being a victim of child sexual abuse to the police?

Should I report being a victim of child sexual abuse to the police?

November 11, 2020

The Marie Collins Foundation is supporting an initiative by Operation Hydrant, working with Police Scotland, to help share Information for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.

About The Marie Collins Foundation

What we do

We work with children, families, practitioners, Government departments and industry to ensure the response to those harmed reflects current best practice.

If you have been a victim of child sexual abuse and need assistance or would like advice on other internet related issues please see our Useful Links page for organisations that could help.

To find out more about the Marie Collins Foundation see our video on YouTube


In 1998 the Chief Executive of MCF, Tink Palmer, received her first referral from the police regarding a group of children who had been made the subjects of child abuse images.

This was the start of her growing recognition that children harmed online and their families require a differential professional response to that of the sexual abuse of children when the internet is not a conduit.

Since then Tink has worked extensively in the UK and internationally to better understand the impacts of internet and mobile related abuse.


MCF was registered as a charity in 2011 and works directly with children, young people and families to enable their recovery following sexual abuse involving technology. We also work with practitioners such as social workers and educators and with organisations such as the police to provide training and consultancy services to ensure they are equipped to manage the specific needs of those abused in this way.

Nationally and internationally we work in partnership to raise awareness and knowledge of these issues through workshops, conferences and media activity and through the promotion of research.

“It is comforting to see that the Marie Collins Foundation is trying to address the issues of children harmed online and enabling front line practitioners to conduct work with children that is based on relevant research. I will be a regular visitor to the website and will be advertising the charity in the workshops I facilitate.”

Social worker, MCF training attendee

Marie Collins Foundation Partners