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A Coordinated Prostitution Strategy and a summary of the responses to the 'Paying the Price' consultation

The Coordinate Prostitution Strategy provides a framework for communities to tackle street prostitution and all forms of commercial sexual exploitation, through:

  • preventative measures
  • tackling demand
  • developing routes out for those in prostitution
  • ensuring justice by cracking down on groomers, traffickers and other abusers.

Where prostitution is an issue, local Crime and Disorder Partnerships will have the task of working with local communities to developing coherent and comprehensive measures as part of the Crime and disorder and drugs strategy.

The key objectives of the strategy are to:

  • challenge the view that street prostitution is inevitable and here to stay
  • achieve an overall reduction in street prostitution
  • improve the safety and quality of life of those communities affected by prostitution
  • reduce all forms of commercial sexual exploitation

Further information, and hard copies of the strategy, are available by writing to prostitutionreview@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.


Background to the strategy

The strategy follows work begun with the publication of Paying the Price, a public consultation paper on prostitution, which was published in July 2004. Over 850 responses were received from a wide range of individuals and organisations with an interest in the issues associated with prostitution.

Together with information from relevant research, from consultative seminars and from specially commissioned focus groups, the responses to Paying the Price have been used as a basis for the development of the Coordinated Prostitution Strategy.


Date: Tue Jan 18 09:30:00 GMT 2005

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