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
Online Safety Advice:
This resource from Veritas gives advice for securing your Apps and email account, as well as more general tips for keeping safe on the internet. They also provide free and informative resources about Stalking and Legality. Cyber Safety Advice Document