Selling sex is legal in England and Wales, but many of the activities surrounding the exchange of sex for money or other goods are criminal offences.
Release has produced a series of guides for those involved in the sex industry as well as agencies and professionals who work to support them.
“Sex Workers and the Law” outlines: the criminal offences related to sex working and the buying of sexual services; offences specific to premises used for sex working; the law around anti social behaviour orders; dealing with the police and the criminal justice system more generally; criminal records; trafficking offences; advice on tax and the rules around non British sex workers. Sex Workers and the Law Booklet
Sex Workers’ Rights: Indoor Working
This card contains a summary of some of the main offences involved in indoor sex work, and your rights when dealing with the police. Sex Workers Rights Indoor Card
Sex Workers’ Rights: Outdoor Working
This card contains a summary of some of the main offences involved in outdoor sex work, and your rights when dealing with the police. Sex Workers Rights Outdoor Card