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There are many reasons why people might sell sex, and those that do, have the right to feel safe and secure.

There are organisations locally and nationally that can help someone who is selling sex. These organisations will treat a person with dignity and will respect their privacy and confidentiality. They will support them if they want to provide information to the police and/or report a crime.

People who do not consent to the activity they engage in are not to be considered sex workers. They are victims of sexual exploitation. People who consent to sexual activity but are subject to control may not be able to give true consent.

The following organisations are here to support any person selling sex. Please get in touch.

Local services

iCash - Offering contraception, treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV care and treatment or related advice in Suffolk.
www.icash.nhs.uk 
0300 300 3030

The Ferns - Offering help for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted in Suffolk.
www.theferns-suffolk.org.uk 
0300 123 5058
contact@theferns-suffolk.org.uk

The Terrence Higgins Trust - HIV and sexual health services based in Ipswich but serving the Suffolk area.
www.tht.org.uk
Based at: 10-12 Orwell Place, Ipswich IP4 1BB

Suffolk Domestic Abuse Helpline - Support, advice and action on domestic abuse in Suffolk.
www.suffolkdahelpline.org.uk
Free helpline: 0800 977 5690

Phoebe Centre - Specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support and counselling services to black and ethnic minority women and children.
www.phoebecentre.org.uk
01473 760966
info@phoebecentre.org.uk

Suffolk Police - You can report a crime online, call 101, or if you are in any immediate danger you should contact the Police on 999
www.suffolk.police.uk

National Services

Beyond the streets - Working with women involved in the UK sex industry. Helping to keep women safe from coercion, violence and abuse.
beyondthestreets.org.uk
0800 133 7870
support@beyondthestreets.org.uk

Ugly Mugs - A UK-wide charity working with sex workers to do research, design and deliver safety tools and to provide support services to people in adult industries.
nationaluglymugs.org
0800 464 7669
admin@nationaluglymugs.org

Unseen - Unseen is a UK charity providing safehouses and support in the community for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery.
unseenuk.org
08000 121 700 (24 hour helpline)