‘Edinburgh had an unofficial tolerance zone until 2001 while in Glasgow the Glasgow Community and Safety Services [GCSS] runs a targeted exit scheme. “We don’t wait until [prostitutes] say they want to exit and we share all our info with police,” says senior operations manager Louise Belton. “We try everything to engage with them. That could be a charge, which puts them in a system where they have support.”‘ The Guardian, 15th July 2013.
Services for sex workers in Glasgow are predicated on deliberately and knowingly ignoring what sex workers say about themselves and their own lives and what they want; sharing all information with the police, and seeking convictions for sex workers, because jail is some kind of rehab.
THIS IS BULLSHIT. This is why we’re running Confide.