Safety

This information has been added for the benefit of people working in the UK sex industry. It contains information and advice about keeping safe when working, whether on the streets, in establishments, in your own working flat/home, or escorting to homes or hotels. Much of the advice comes from those who know best – sex workers. It contains tips and strategies which some sex workers use to protect their personal safety. We hope that you will find some useful tips which you might not have thought of.

If you already know the safety advice in these pages, then you can be reassured that you are doing the best you can to stay safe. The pages contain advice about what to do if things go wrong, and points you to agencies which can help. If you are concerned about your personal safety, contact your local sex worker support project. It can provide you with support, advice and personal attack alarms. If you don’t know about projects in your area, the UKNSWP website has an online directory of UK sex work support projects which you can access here. These pages give advice on what you should be doing ideally to stay safe-however, in the current climate of policing and management, some suggestions may be difficult to apply and you may need to adapt to suit your particular working environment. You can talk through any of the advice with your local support project.

UKNSWP Safety Advice for Sex Workers in the UK (PDF Download)