British Policy on Prostitution and Trafficking for sexual exploitation

The UK is committed to tackling the harm and exploitation that can be associated with prostitution.

We believe that individuals who want to leave prostitution should be given every opportunity to find routes out.

The safety of people involved in prostitution is one of the key issues we considered in our work on effective practice in responding to issues relating to prostitution.  We conducted a review of approaches to prostitution in different local areas to identify best practice, in terms of policing, exiting, minimising harm and general multi-agency working.

This document was published on the Home Office website in October 2011 and can be found at:

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