The experiences of people who sell or exchange sex and their interaction with support services: lived experience engagement

This research informs our commitment to develop a model for Scotland which effectively tackles and challenges men’s demand for prostitution. It seeks to map service provision in Scotland, and gathers lived experience input on service experiences.

Appendix F: Facilitated Survey Questions

Lived Experience Engagement: Facilitated Survey


I have read the participant information sheet, or it has been read to me and I have been given the opportunity to ask questions. I would like to take part in this study



Mapping Survey Questions

1. Which services have you used? (Tick all that apply to you):



Domestic Abuse

Employment Advice


Financial Advisory Services

Faith-based and community organisations


Health Visitors

Mental Health Services (including counselling)

NHS: GP's, sexual health, maternity, accident and emergency services

Criminal Justice

Social Work

Children and Families

Other (please specify…………….)

2. Did you speak to any of these services about your involvement in selling sex?

Yes all of them

Yes some of them


Why was that? (Did they ask you?)

Theme A: Service Interaction

3. What do you like about the service you are currently completing this survey at?

4. How do you access this service?

In Person

Online (Video chat)

Online (Instant Messaging or Email)

Phone Call

Other [Please specify]

5. How were you referred?



Referral from another service

Other [Please specify]

6. How easy is it for you to engage with this service?

7. Is there anything you would change?

8. Can you tell me about good experiences you have had at other services?

Theme B: Barriers and Challenges

9. Can you tell me about a time you have stopped going to a service and why?

10. What stops you from going to some services in the first place?

11. Is there anything that would make it easier?

12. Why do other people you know who sell sex not come to services?

13. What were your experiences of accessing support throughout the pandemic? How about online support?

Theme C: Future Service Design

14. What extra support would help you right now?

15. What would have helped you in the past?

16. Is there anything else you want to add?

Demographics (If necessary, the worker may complete this information alone – with consent)

17. How old are you?





Over 55

18. What is your sex?



19. Do you identify as (Tick any that apply)–



Other (Please specify)

Thank you!



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