Working with Sex Workers

'Sex Work' - The simplest definition says that it is an exchange of sexual acts for money, goods, food, drugs or shelter or something else of value.

It is vital to remember that involvement in sex work may take different forms and not always appear how we might expect. Sex may be exchanged for a variety of reasons - for instance because of force/coercion from their partner, homelessness, lack of income or problematic substance use.


An individual may not even consider themselves involved in sex work as their experiences don’t marry up with the images portrayed in the media. To work with people who are ‘sex workers’ you need to fully understand what they are yourself. To be able to identify indicators and understand behaviours.


This course is ideal for anyone who is working with customers who are sex working or are at risk of becoming a sex worker.


Course Outline / Objectives
  • Defining Sex Work - Understanding different types and 'hidden' sex work
  • Identifying possible signs and indicators of sex work
  • How workers can explore the issue of sex work
  • The legal situation – How the law can help or hinder– advice/support to give
  • Raise awareness of Child Protection and children of sex workers – Specific risks
  • The role of substance use in sex work – trapping factor and coping mechanism
  • The risks of sex work and possible harm reduction advice
  • Supporting Sex Workers – Good Practice
  • Understanding entry into and ‘entrapment’ into sex work and how this affects assessment, engagement and support



What you can expect from all Taye Training courses
  • Practical exercises to help you to embed your learning
  • High quality training resources
  • Training delivered by experts who have practical hands-on, real-life experience of the subject
  • Accelerated Learning methods used throughout
  • The opportunity to network
  • Plus much, much more. Contact us for full details

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We are passionate about ensuring our training is accessible to all so with this in mind our prices start from as low as £350 per course. The organisation size, number of participants and development time is all considered when determining price.

Please phone us on: 0796 996 9538 to discuss your individual needs.


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  • course highlights
  •  Date of Course:
    Various Dates Available
  •  Course Duration:
    Full Day Course
  •  Qty of Students:
    6+ students per course
  •  Certified Course:
    Yes - certificate issued
  •  Trainer(s):
  •  Suitable For:
    support staff and managers working with people at risk of or engaging in sex work

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