Equally safe - challenging men's demand for prostitution: Scottish Government response

Our response to the findings of a public consultation seeking views on how best to challenge men’s demand for prostitution in Scotland, reducing the harms associated with prostitution and supporting women involved to exit.


1 A further research report was published November 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19): domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls during Phases 1, 2 and 3 of Scotland's route map (22 May to 11 August 2020) - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

2 The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is the UK framework for identifying potential victims of human trafficking and exploitation and ensuring they receive the appropriate support. Figures relating to Scotland in 2020 shows 87 people being trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation. Of those, 16 people identified as male adults and 3 male minors. Female adults accounted for 51 referrals with a further 13 cases relating to female minors. In the case of 4 further females, age was not recorded.


Email: vawgconsultations@gov.scot

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