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In order to keep yourself as safe as
possible you should always trust your instinct/gut feelings.
Your local sex worker project can provide you with support, advice and personal attack alarms.
For further information see: http://www.uknswp.org/wp-content/uploads/RSW2.pdf
You could also have a look at the Suzie Lamplugh Trust web site http://www.suzylamplugh.org/
Reporting and contacting the Police.
If you are a victim of crime try to remember as much detail as possible.
Key things to remember: When did the incident happen? Where did it happen? What happened to you? Who did this to you? What do you remember about the perpetrator?
It may seem really scary to report a crime when you are working in the sex industry. You may be concerned about the police response because of your job, and the impact of possibly being ‘outed’ as a sex worker. You may have fears about repercussions If you are a migrant worker and your immigration status or perhaps because you may have a warrant. All of these things along with the other fears you may have about injuries, possible repercussions from perpetrators, pregnancy and STIs can make it overwhelming.
For further information follow: http://www.uknswp.org/ugly-mugs/police-courts/
There are other ways of reporting crimes of sexual violence. The National Ugly Mug Scheme allows its members to report crimes against sex workers anonymously. It will also send alerts via email and text to its members warning them about dangerous individuals.
but there are many other sources of support and advice.A ‘SARC’ or Sexual Assault Referral Centre is a safe, one stop place for victims of rape or serious sexual assault. There are SARCs in many areas across the UK and they provide 24 hour access for victims. Find your local SARC.