Community Safety Glasgow

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Routes Out

Community Safety Glasgow has adopted the Glasgow City Council policy on prostitution which views it as inherently harmful to those involved and, therefore, aims to reduce the prevalence of street prostitution in Glasgow, offering a proactive and integrated multi-agency approach.

The Routes Out model responds to the high risk of harm caused through involvement in prostitution. There are multiple risks for women involved, some directly relating to prostitution activity and some associated risks, including those of substance misuse and criminality.

The service works in partnership with Police ScotlandGlasgow City Council and the Third Sector to:

  • increase the intelligence picture of prostitution across Glasgow;
  • prevent women from becoming involved in prostitution;
  • support women to exit prostitution;
  • tackle the demand for prostitution;
  • reduce the impact of prostitution on communities.

In partnership with Police Scotland, Glasgow Addiction Services and Glasgow City Council, Routes Out provides the following:

Drop-In – An evening drop-in service operates in the City Centre for women involved in prostitution. They are provided with the opportunity to meet with staff to discuss alternatives to being involved and are offered appropriate support related to harm reduction and crisis intervention.

Outreach – Staff are deployed within the City Centre and East of the City Centre to identify, map and engage with women involved in prostitution.

Case Management – Appropriate crisis support is offered to women, including visits to police cells following arrest, and support in accessing services such as addiction supports and accommodation facilities. The service shares information with care managers to ensure that the risks of prostitution are being minimised by all agencies involved in care planning for women.

For more information visit our dedicated website – www.routesout.org

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