Commercial sexual exploitation multi-agency group

Role of the group

The Equally Safe strategy defines commercial sexual exploitation as activity which includes prostitution, lap dancing, stripping, pornography and trafficking.

This multi-agency group is working with government to develop steps to reduce the harms associated with this form of violence, support women to exit it and tackle the issues that can lead to someone being exploited in this way.

This is part of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan.

The group meets on a quarterly basis.

Members

  • Trevor Owen (Co-Chair), Violence Against Women Equalities, Scottish Government
  • Saira Kapasi (Co-Chair), Violence Against Women Justice, Scottish Government
  • Katie Brown, Equally Safe, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Rory Hamilton, Police Scotland
  • Aaron Slater, SACRO
  • Kirsti Hay, Violence Against Women Partnership Network
  • Katie Cosgrove, NHS Health Scotland
  • Emma Pugh, Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework, Scottish Government
  • Bronagh Andrew, TARA
  • Moira McKinnon, Chair of the National Group on Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Sinéad Daly, Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (Dundee and Angus) and Vice Versa
  • Francine O’Rourke, Routes Out
  • Lucy Smith, Child Protection, Scottish Government
  • Stephanie Blair, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal (COPFS)
  • Linda Thompson, Women’s Support Project
  • Peter Hope-Jones, Human Trafficking, Scottish Government
  • Emma Rich, Engender
  • Alison Scott, NHS Lothian
  • Ria Phillips, Violence Against Women Justice, Scottish Government
  • Kirstin McPhee, Violence Against Women Equalities, Scottish Government
  • Leonie Stone, Violence Against Women Equalities, Scottish Government

 

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