In category Crime and reducing re-offending, Hidden populations, Women's services

Sex markets in Teesside

We looked at numbers, extent and themes associated with adult prostitution in the local authority areas of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton. Our local partner was Durham, Tees Valley Probation and it was commissioned by Northern Rock Foundation’s Safety and Justice for Victims of Abuse Programme. Read the full report here. Studies of sex markets across the North East and Cumbria can be read here:

You can also read the methodology paper here and a reflective paper here.



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