Site to tackle pros­ti­tu­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special - Staff re­porter

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.

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