Sex Worker Forums, Sex Work Rights Organisations and Sex Work Projects: UK

Sex Worker Forums



SAAFE (Support And Advice For Escorts) was established, and is run, by and for sex workers. It is a website and forum which provides peer information and advice on a range of topics including safety, health, the law, working with a range of practical information for example about ways of working, where to advertise, money etiquette, and touring amongst others. The SAAFE forum has discussion threads on a number of topics through which sex workers can share experiences and support each other. SAAFE has a popular Warnings and Wasters board where sex workers can access warnings. It also has an area where sex work projects can post information about their services, so sex workers can contact them if they wish. Join the forum at:

Good Escort

Good Escort is an advice and support forum for gay and bisexual male escorts and masseurs who sell services in the male to male market. It was set up by escorts to provide a safe space on the web to chat and discuss escort related matters. It offers a range of forums and community resources.

UK Sex Worker Rights Organisations


English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP)

The ECP is a self-help group of sex workers who campaign for decriminalisation of sex work and safety.  On the ECP website sex workers can download the ECP resource “Know Your Rights” in English & seven other languages, Romanian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Thai. Contacts: Email  Tel 020 7482 2496  Twitter @ProstitutesColl


Sex Workers Resistance and Rights Movement (SWARM)

SWARM is a collective founded and led by sex workers who believe in self-determination, solidarity and co-operation. SWARM campaigns for the rights and safety of everyone who sells sexual services. They organise skill-shares and support meet-ups just for sex workers, as well as public events. They are UK based and part of the global sex worker led movement advocating the full decriminalisation of sex work. Contacts: Email   Twitter  @SexWorkHive


Scot-Pep is a sex worker-led charity that advocates for the safety, rights and health all who sell sex in Scotland. SCOT-PEP provides sex workers with opportunities to have a voice in policy and issues affecting sex workers and their website hosts a range of useful resources for sex workers including the ‘Sex Workers Toolkit’ with information about advocacy, safety at work, sexual health, the law & sex work in society. Contacts: Email  Tel 0131 622 755  Twitter @ScotPep

Umbrella Lane 

Umbrella Lane (UL) is a sex worker-led service based in Glasgow, providing services and support to sex workers across and visiting Scotland.  UL are committed to a rights-based approach; as well as providing peer support services, they campaign for sex worker rights and carry out work to influence policy and law related to sex work.  Contacts: Email  Twitter @UmbrellaLane Fb

Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI)

SWAI promotes the rights, health and safety of sex workers in Ireland and campaigns for sex workers to be part of decision making which impacts their lives. Contacts: Email  Tel  085 8249305  Twitter @SWAIIreland

X: Talk Project

A sex worker-led workers co-operative which approaches language teaching as knowledge sharing between equals and regards the ability to communicate as a fundamental tool for sex workers to work in safer conditions, to organise and to socialise with each other.  X: Talk organises free English classes for sex workers in London and other workshops. It supports critical interventions around issues of migration, race, gender, sexuality and labour, and is active in the struggle for the rights of sex workers.  X: Talk website includes the downloadable resource ‘Safe Calls, Screening and Buddy Systems for Sex Workers’. Contacts: Email               Tel: 07914 703 372


Sex Work Support Projects in the UK


National Ugly Mugs will always advise you about support services and refer you to them if you wish. They will advise wherever you are in the UK, whatever your gender, nationality or sector of the sex industry you work.  NUM’s  new online platform (due to be launched Autumn 2018)  will have an interactive map with contact details for organisations offering health, safety and other support services to sex workers in the UK:    or call the NUM office: 0161 629 9861 e mail: NUM at:

Ugly Mugs Ireland has a ‘Support Services Directory’ which all registered members can access:

This BtG website has some information about local projects who offer support services to online sex workers.