Hidden populations

Mapping sex markets

Since 2003, we have been mapping sex markets in the North East and Cumbria. This has resulted in a series of publications which can be downloaded here.

Methodology paper: mapping sex markets

This paper presents how we carried out our mapping of sex markets in the North East and Cumbria. It provides a useful template for other organisations to investigate sex markets in their own areas.

Evaluation of the SWAN project

Evaluation of this diverting women from custody project in Northumberland

Young adult carers needs assessment

This is a needs assessment of a carers between the ages of 18 and 25 in County Durham

Research with migrant communities in Northumberland

Community based research with migrant communities across Northumberland, including Chinese, Latvian, Polish and Thai communities

Research into sex markets in County Durham and Darlington

Mapping the characteristics and dynamics of the sex market and sexual exploitation in County Durham and Darlington

Research with hard to reach groups, 2007 to 2010

Focus groups with hard to reach groups about crime and community safety

Research into sex work in Northumbria

Mapping the extent and characteristics of the sex market and sexual exploitation in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear

Evaluation of the C Card scheme

Evaluation and impact assessment of a condom distribution and a sexual health project in Middlesbrough

Participatory evaluation of a public art project

Participatory evaluation of the Inspire Public Art Programme in Northumberland


"Barefoot did a fantatsic job of our evaluation. In particular, their approach to working with our service users was very impressive. The evaluation has answered many of our questions, but also asked us more, which gives us a great opportunity for the future."

Jayne Butler, Manager, The Comfrey Project

"As an organisation we felt that Barefoot did an excellent job of listening and understanding the needs of our review... We were thrilled with the final report; as well as being a very good read, the presentation and quality was excellent."

Cath Carnaby, Manager, Women's Health Advice Centre

"I am pleased with the honesty and thoroughness with which he (Christopher) dealt with the project. Thanks to the evaluation we now have a number of questions answered and a clear way forward."

Maureen Pearson, Area manager North East, Parentline Plus