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Key contacts

If you work in the sex industry below is a list of key contacts who can offer you help, advice or support should you ever need it .

 

North Yorkshire Police emergency

999

 

North Yorkshire Police (non-emergency & confidential)

07741 174 737 | 01609 642 891 and leave a secure voice message | swa@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

 

National Ugly Mugs (NUM)

Online by clicking here | 0161 629 9861 | admin@uglymugs.org. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Sex workers can join for free to submit reports and receive warnings.  NUM case workers can let you know about local support services available to you.  They can tell you about other safety resources and where you can get personal safety advice and alarms. They will let you know about projects that have specialist expertise in giving personal safety information and advice to female sex workers, male sex workers and transgender people involved in the sex industry.

 

Crimestoppers

0800 555 111 | You can report information about crimes committed against you or other sex workers to this number.

 

MESMAC

www.mesmac.co.uk | Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. We offer services to various communities including men who have sex with men, BME people, people misusing drugs, sex workers and LGB&T young people and adults.

 

Basis Yorkshire

basisyorkshire.org.uk | Basis Yorkshire empowers women and girls to be safe and make positive choices.

 

SAAFE escort forum

saafe.info.websiteoutlook.com/ | A website and forum full of information to help escorts, particularly those new to the industry.

 

Rape Crisis England and wales

www.rapecrisis.org.uk | Can provide you with contact details for your local rape crisis service.

 

National Women’s Aid England

0117 944 4411 | 24-hour domestic violence helpline: 0808 2000 247 | www.womensaid.org.uk   |Information about support services for women experiencing domestic violence.

 

The Survivors Trust

www.thesurvivorstrust.org | Provides information about support services in the UK working with women, men and children who are victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

 

Yor Sexual Health

www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk | Clinics across the whole of North Yorkshire and York which offer a full range of sexual health and contraception services.

 

NHS Choices

https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Rape%20and%20sexual%20assault%20referral%20centres/LocationSearch/364

 

Find  Sexual Assault Referral Centres in your area.

https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Sexual%20health%20information%20and%20support/LocationSearch/734

 

Suzy Lamplugh Trust

020 7091 0014 | www.suzylamplugh.org | Raises awareness about personal safety and provides safety resources including personal safety alarms (for sale).

 

The Gender Trust

Helpline: 0845 231 0505 | www.gendertrust.org.uk |Information, counselling and support to transgender people

 

Sexual Health Information Line

24-hour free sexual health information line: 0800 567 123 | Can provide information about your nearest sexual health/GUM clinic if you want screening for sexually transmitted infection, post-exposure prophylaxis or sexual health information.

 

Department of Health

www.condomessentialwear.com Sexual health website.

 

Local Health service information

England: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/find/results/ index.aspx |This website can provide you with information about health services in your area, for general health care and if you have been a victim of crime.

 

NHS Direct/24

NHS Direct England and Wales: 0845 46 47 NHS 24 | You can call these numbers for health advice and to find local health services in your area.