Repeal all laws which criminalise those who sell or are sold for sexual use; provide exit services; and work towards an end to the sex trade

 

1. Repeal all criminal sanctions for those who are exploited in prostitution. This includes removing fines, criminal records and ASBOs for loitering or soliciting.

2. Provide support services to help those exploited in prostitution to exit safely and permanently. This means supporting them to overcome the damage caused by prostitution to enable them to avail of other life opportunities including training, education and employment. 

3. Support and strengthen legislation which tackles the root cause of prostitution – the demand. 

Why is this idea important?

 

1. Repeal all criminal sanctions for those who are exploited in prostitution. This includes removing fines, criminal records and ASBOs for loitering or soliciting.

2. Provide support services to help those exploited in prostitution to exit safely and permanently. This means supporting them to overcome the damage caused by prostitution to enable them to avail of other life opportunities including training, education and employment. 

3. Support and strengthen legislation which tackles the root cause of prostitution – the demand. 

Prostitution: decriminalise

Decriminalise most prostitution. Allow licensed, regulated premises to operate a service. This would remove much of the incentive for the current sex-worker slave trade. It would provide prostitutes and their clients with a measure of protection and, since the whole service would be legal, it would provide revenue in the form of taxes.

In order to protect prostitutes, their clients and the general public I'd make it illegal to offer and use the service outside licensed premises.

Why is this idea important?

Decriminalise most prostitution. Allow licensed, regulated premises to operate a service. This would remove much of the incentive for the current sex-worker slave trade. It would provide prostitutes and their clients with a measure of protection and, since the whole service would be legal, it would provide revenue in the form of taxes.

In order to protect prostitutes, their clients and the general public I'd make it illegal to offer and use the service outside licensed premises.

Prostitution

The current law which allows prostitutes to sell sex but not to work in brothels is postiviely dangerous and forces women onto the streets.  The buying and selling of sex should be completely legal and there should be liscences brothels set up with Health checks for sex workers. There should be increased stringency against sex worker trafficking and forced sex work.

Why is this idea important?

The current law which allows prostitutes to sell sex but not to work in brothels is postiviely dangerous and forces women onto the streets.  The buying and selling of sex should be completely legal and there should be liscences brothels set up with Health checks for sex workers. There should be increased stringency against sex worker trafficking and forced sex work.