The Big Lottery support LimeCulture & National Ugly Mugs to deliver ‘Criminal Justice Awareness Raising’ Workshops

LimeCulture is delighted to announce that we will be working in partnership with the award winning charity National Ugly Mugs to deliver a series of 1-day training workshops to support sex work projects to help their clients who may be (or are considering becoming) involved with the criminal justice system.

It is widely recognised that sex workers are particularly vulnerable to criminals, who will often target them. Therefore, it is crucial that support services are aware of the criminal justice system and how best to support their clients without compromising a criminal trial or any future legal proceedings.

Based on the key elements of LimeCulture’s Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Development Programme, this 1-day competency-based workshop will equip professionals to provide support for sex workers who may become victims of crime.

National Ugly Mugs and LimeCulture will be delivering a series of 1-day workshops in 3 different locations during May, June and July 2015. The training is supported by the Big Lottery, which has allowed for reduced delegates rates. Third Sector organisations are entitled to one free place for each professional who books the training.

 Focus of the Workshop

* Raising awareness of the criminal justice process

  • Sexual Violence Legislation (including nuances relating to sex workers such as removal of a condom/non-payment)
  • First Disclosure
  • Supporting clients in the court room

* Working with the police in relation to sex worker victims of crime:

  • Supporting the police to understand sex worker’s needs,
  • Understanding the role of the police,
  • Overcoming challenges to working with police.

* Sharing information and intelligence:

  • With other agencies including the police and SCAS via National Ugly Mugs
  • Working in partnership with a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
  • Confidentiality and responsibilities to share intelligence

* Working alongside Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs)

  • Their role and how they work
  • How ISVAs can support your clients
  • Specialist ISVAs

* Forensic Awareness and Interpretation

  • Collection of Evidence
  • Timescales for retrieval
  • How forensics can help an investigation


Workshop Dates & Locations


Date: 5th May 2015                Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF), 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF



Date: 16th June 2015              Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue – Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), 314-320 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP



Date: 14th July 2015               Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue – Ladywood Community & Health Centre, St Vincent Street West, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 8RP



£85 per person – Statutory Sector Organisations

£85 BUY ONE GET ONE FREE -Third Sector Organisations

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