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News Special: Prostitution in Coventry

Over the last six months Touch Fm have been carrying out an investigation looking into prostitution in Coventry and finding out what kind of an impact it has on the area. 

Since West Midlands Police launched a new operation last year,which aims to crack down on the issue, 65 people have been arrested for kerb crawling and more than a hundred sex workers have been cautioned by officers. 

Click below to hear the full documentary with our reporter Rebecca Swash.

Part 1

Part 2

Below are links to charities and organisations featured in the documentary. Click on the names to see their website.

Kairos  - aims to support, empower and give a voice to vulnerable women in Coventry.

Swish (part of the Terrence Higgins Trust) - a direct service for sex workers in Coventry

The Children's Society Coventry - deliver support services to children and young people in the City as well as their families.

The Streetwise project -  The Children's society runs the streetwise project in Coventry which delivers preventative work and support to young people who are at risk of being sexually exploited.

Combat: prevention, protection and support against trafficking.

The Recovery Partnership - support for people with drug and alcohol problems in Coventry and Warwickshire 

Terrence Higgins Trust - offers support to both female and male sex workers

The Blue Sky Centre in Nuneaton - a centre that opened this year to support victims of sexual assault and encourage them to come forward for treatment

Coventry Rape Crisis Centre - Support and advice for victims of rape and sexual abuse


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