Women's Advocacy

We provide information, support, advice, and advocacy services to women involved in the commercial sex industry, and women at risk of sexual or financial exploitation.

Women at risk of sexual and/or financial exploitation

Open to all women who are at risk of sexual and/or financial exploitation:

  • in controlled relationships
  • in poor housing/homelessness situations
  • who are sanctioned under welfare reform
  • living in poverty with responsibility for children
  • with no recourse to public funds
  • with enduring substance misuse issues
  • young women leaving the care system


We work with women regardless of the venue or environment or how they provide their services:

  • street based
  • in parlours/brothels
  • home based
  • in the "film industry"
  • telephone services
  • online
  • those who have been trafficked

Our team can provide information, support, advice and advocacy on a range of practical and emotional issues identified by women

Practical

Safety

Sexual health

Court issues

Legal issues

Debt

Finance & budgeting

Employment

Education

Physical health issues

Housing/homelessness

Accessing services

Emotional

Mental health

Substance misuse

Eating disorders

Self harm

Sexual violence

Physical violence

Relationship breakdown

Family relationships

Loss

Emotional well-being

Relaxation/confidence building

We provide free and confidential help via drop in, outreach and a telephone help-line. We only share information with other agencies with an individual's consent and where sharing information directly benefits those accessing the service. The only exceptions to this are safeguarding, prevention of terrorism, if requested by a court of law (subpoena), or if the person or other is likely to suffer injury/harm.

Women are able to access help working through a structured support plan or can opt for one-to-one support on a less formal drop-in basis. How women engage with the service and to what degree will be discussed with women at the time of referral.

The overall aim is for women to have more control over the situations they are experiencing; more control over all aspects of their lives; are able to keep themselves safe and are able to determine their future in a more informed and empowered way.

Area covered: Gwent

Confidential direct line: 01633 240914 | 07825 917 154

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