Safety Planning

We can help you to think about the environment you work in and to minimise risk to you and others while work.

Holistic Support

We offer emotional & practical support to survivors of sexual violence & abuse working in the sex industry.

Sexual Health

We provide you with free condoms, lube & STI kits and support to attend sexual health services.

Support following Sexual Violence

If you have suffered a recent assault, you may be in shock or traumatised and so not in the right place to make a decision about reporting to the police.
We can support you to attend a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Clinic where you will be seen by specialist medical staff who can support your immediate needs.  At the SARC you can have forensics collected & stored should you choose to report at a later date.

After a sexual assault or rape, if  possible try not to:

  • Brush your teeth

  • Wash

  • Have a cigarette

  • Eat or drink

  • Change your clothes, if you do put in a clean plastic bag

  • Try not to go to the toilet

Try to attend the SARC Clinic as soon as you can to enable them to  collect forensic evidence.  Even if you are unsure about reporting to police at this stage, evidence can be kept in the event that you change your mind and decide to report at a later date.

Thinking about reporting?

If you are unsure about reporting we can talk through your options.  These could include reporting to the police; submitting anonymous intelligence to the police; submitting a National Ugly Mugs report. (See below)

If you choose to report to the Police we can support with:-

  • Attending the police station

  • Liaising with police on your behalf during the investigation

  • If your case does reach court, we can act as advocate and support you throughout this process

National Ugly Mugs

National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is a pioneering, national organisation which provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who are often targeted by dangerous individuals but are frequently reluctant to report these incidents to the police.

These offenders are often serial sexual predators who pose a huge risk to the public as a whole.

National Ugly Mugs takes reports of incidents from sex workers and produce anonymised warnings which are sent directly to sex workers and front-line support projects throughout the UK.  Also, with consent, NUM will share anonymous intelligence to the police.

The Red Project aims to enrol all sex workers, parlours & escorts on the National Ugly Mugs Scheme.

Counselling

As part of our holistic package of support we are able to refer you into specialist sexual violence therapeutic support.

Birmingham:     https://rsvporg.co.uk/services/counselling/

Black Country:   https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/services/therapeutic-services/

Coventry: http://www.crasac.org.uk/counselling.html

Outreach

We understand that it may be difficult to visit us at our centres so we can provide drop in sessions at various community venues during the daytime & evenings.

At these sessions we can provide condoms, STI kits, safety information, support etc.

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We can offer a safe space to access advice, support or just to talk.

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