Site to tackle prostitution
Women trapped in prostitution in areas like Castlemilk and Toryglen can access vital support services online for the first time.
A new website has been launched by Routes Out to make it easier for women involved in the sex industry to get help.
The initiative was launched to coincide with the launch of improved services at The Routes Out Drop-in - Glasgow’s support centre for women involved in prostitution.
Nicola McPhee of community safety Glasgow said: “Those involved in prostitution are vulnerable and at high risk of harm. The drop-in is a safe place where people can come for help.
“The staff are highly trained and able to offer women a range of support in c l u d i n g p ra ct i c a l assistance in a crisis - for example, if they have been attacked.
“Staff from the wider Routes Out service can offer women who need on-going support, specialist one-toone assistance and help to access other services.
The new Routes Out website is at www.routesout. org.