In April, dozens of supporters write to their MPs, the Home Office and London Mayor to back calls by Sarah Champion MP, survivors, numerous front line service providers and others for urgent resources to support women out of the sex trade – clearly totally untenable for the 1-2 years that social distancing is likely to be in place.
Since then, the Government pledged £76 million to support the most vulnerable including victims of sexual abuse and modern day/sexual slavery. Sarah Champion is now calling on the DWP (a key point of contact for those in/at risk of the sex trade) for ring-fenced funding and co-ordination for exit services
The Home Office Response [£millions available to support the vulnerable in prostitution]
The GLA’s Response [being advised by a ‘sex worker’ advisory group, that uses the language of the sex trade lobby]