Sex workers and human trafficking helplines

If you are in immediate danger always call the police, and always dial 999 if it is an emergency. They have a duty to protect and help you.

If you are in immediate danger always call the police, and always dial 999 if it is an emergency. They have a duty to protect and help you.

Crimestoppers

To report a crime anonymously, call: 0800 555 111

crimestoppers-uk.org

STOP THE TRAFFIK

Telephone: 020 7921 4258

E-mail: info@stopthetraffik.org

stopthetraffik.org

Stop the Traffik is a global coalition working together to help stop the sale of people We believe that when people act things change. Our aim is to equip you to raise awareness and understanding of human trafficking, and tomake a difference and join the fight to STOP THE TRAFFIK.

The Salvation Army – Modern Slavery

Confidential Helpline: 0300 303 8151 (24/7)

salvationarmy.org.uk/modern-slavery

Centuries after slavery was officially abolished, thousands of people are still being exploited and sold as slaves across the UK. The Salvation Army provides specialist support for all adult victims of modern slavery in England and Wales. We deliver a specialist support programme to protect and care for all adult victims of this heinous crime. Everyone we support receives access to a wide range of specialist services to meet their individual needs whether that is within a safehouse or through outreach support.

English Collective of Prostitutes

Tel: 020-7482 2496

Crossroads Women's Centre230a Kentish Town RoadLondon NW5 2ABorPO Box 287London NW6 5QU

prostitutescollective.net

Since 1975, the International Prostitutes Collective has been campaigning for the abolition of the prostitution laws which criminalise sex workers and our families, and for economic alternatives and higher benefits and wages.

The RA Trust

National Sexual Health Helpline 0300 123 7123

ratrust.org.uk

Sex workers

The raTrust is a charity dedicated to helping women and men involved in the sex industry. We are non-judgemental and support those working on the streets and in brothels. Our aim is to help people who experience physical violence, rape, sexual abuse, torture, discrimination and other issues that can result in long-term physical and mental health illness. In the six years that we have been operating we have met almost 5,000 sex workers in different situations. We have been successful in helping 51 women leave the world of prostitution and they are now living lives they had only dreamed of. At present we provide an outreach service for people working in the London boroughs of Redbridge and Newham but if you would like to meet us, we can travel to you. We provide sex workers with brochures and advice and, if they are ready, we can help them leave the sex industry. It is very important for us to keep them safe from HIV and sexually transmitted infections, which is why we give away hundreds of thousands of condoms every year.

UK Network of Sex Work Projects

uknswp.org

Resources

Member organisations are diverse and include; those that are located and managed within the national health service, local authority projects, third sector/voluntary organisations, sex worker led organisations and agencies with a faith based ethos and or/harm reduction and human rights. Some member organisations have sexual health and HIV prevention as a major focus for their work, others have a drugs, sex worker rights, or wider health remit. Protection from violence, promoting safety, housing support, education, alternative lifestyle choices, exiting and the sexual exploitation of young people are also addressed. Member organisations may be projects specifically for sex workers, or may address sex work issues within other agendas, such as youth work, drugs, sexual health, health promotion, or work with gay lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Individual members include academics and others with expertise in the area of sex work.

The Women’s Library

The Women's Library

Good resource with links to local help and support for sex workers.

Freedom Charity

Need Help Now: 0845 607 0133 (24 hours)

Textline: text ‘4freedom’ to 88802

freedomcharity.org.uk

We aim to empower young people to feel they have the tools and confidence to support each other and have practical ways in which they can help their best friend around the issues of family relationships which can lead to early and forced marriage and dishonour based violence.

The Sophie Hayes Foundation

sophiehayesfoundation.org

Sophie Hayes Foundation on Facebook

Our mission is to raise awareness about, and support survivors of, human trafficking and modern day slavery. The Sophie Hayes Foundation will support activities raising human trafficking awareness across social, business, governmental and political communities in order to challenge stereotypes, stimulate improved societal response, promote businesses to take responsibility, and ensure human trafficking and modern day slavery remain high on political agenda, as well as supporting survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery through career coaching and practical training for future sustainable employment free of Human Trafficking and Exploitation, and by working closely with other institutions and NGO's on similar projects.

Women’s Aid 24hr Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women's Aid)

Freephone: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)

nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

Southall Black Sisters

Helpline: 0208 571 0800

southallblacksisters.org.uk

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, Southall Black Sisters can help with practical help and advice. Our holistic service aims to help women and children escape violence and abuse (including forced marriage and honour crimes) and deal with a range of inter related problems. Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women. For more than three decades we have been at the forefront of challenging domestic and gender violence locally and nationally.

Honour Network - Karma Nirvana

Helpline: 0800 599 9247

karmanirvana.org.uk

Karma Nirvana is a registered Charity that supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse. We are your listening ear in confidence and many of us have the experience of forced marriage and issues related to honour based abuse. We are here for you when you’re at home or when you leave and will talk over the phone wherever you are. One of our key principles is that we never talk to or engage with your family. Our commitment and loyalty is to you and as we understand the fears when family members become involved.