The National Ugly Mugs Pilot... For Escorts
The UK Nationwide Ugly Mugs project launched on July 6th 2012. Please forward this link to other escorts you know and Escorts please read below and join the scheme for Free to receive warning alerts in your region and through out the UK and have access if ever needed to report crimes to police with the support of the project staff to help your case. Reporting crimes can be done anonymously and the personal details needed to sign up for reporting and to receive alerts are minimal including your working name, email and mobile number if you want to have alerts via SMS.
The charity is part of the UKNSWP - UK Network of Sex workers Projects and is backed and funded by the home office and by donations.
I am happy to be an Official Champion for the Ugly Mugs pilot to help raise awareness for the work they do in supporting vulnerable sex workers and even sometimes vulnerable escorts to report crimes and mediate between sex workers and police to bring the Ugly Mugs and bad eggs out there to justice and warn escorts of any potential danger in all areas of the UK. You can read my statement about the project and see a list of all champions and supports for the project by clicking here
It is important to say to my clients the scheme is not concerned with real Clients the good guys. Only the people posing as clients who have very different intentions to do harm as opposed to being provided with a service of mutual consent.
Ugly Mugs like the UKNSWP is an independent charity in the interest of escorts rights and safety for male and female and transgender escorts and sex workers in every region of the UK.
The Mission statement from the UKNSWP Ugly Mugs Website:
“The UK Network of Sex Work Projects (UKNSWP) is a non-profit voluntary association of agencies & individuals working with sex workers.
To promote the health, safety, civil and human rights of sex workers, including their rights to live free from violence, intimidation, coercion or exploitation, to engage in the work as safely as possible, and to receive high quality health and other services in conditions of trust and confidentiality, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, culture or religion.
The UKNSWP recognises and supports the rights of individual sex workers to self-determination. This includes the right to remain in sex work or leave sex work.”
My statement along with the other supporters can be seen on the Champions and Supporters page.
Escorts – Reasons to Register (UK and Eire):
· Receive Alerts – When members make reports through the Ugly Mugs website those alerts will be sent out to escorts in the same region and through out the UK if the report is of a more “mobile” threat. Alerts can be received by txt message, email or read online or by downloading the phone app. Members have access to alerts past and present in their region and all of the UK.
· Reporting Crimes – Reporting crimes can be done anonymously to police through the scheme. Protecting your identity and helping prevent further crimes and even save lives. You can report crimes to make the charity and other sex workers aware of the threat without the reports being made to the police. Only with your consent will the report be made to the police. Reports can be made through the website after registration. Sent by secure email or using a brief reporting form with minimum details required or with a more detailed form.
· Strength in Numbers – Many escorts work alone and discreetly without any close people having knowledge. This is the most vulnerable group who can gain the most from membership. Having contacts with groups and individuals in the business is important to your safety and can help protect you from harm or legal issues.
· Supporting the Project - Signing up as a member will help secure the pilot scheme's future making sure escorts and street sex workers will always have this system of national and local alerts that for the first time ever link up crimes from one region to the next through out the UK.
The Ugly Mugs pilot will not only bring more perpetrators of crimes agaists sex workers to justice and help prevent future serious crimes taking place agaist people within the sex industry. I believe it will also help stop the same criminals before they escalate their attacks on other groups and individuals in society making all kinds of vulnerable people safer.
The details needed to register as mentioned above are bare minimum, treated with total confidentiality and take a minute to complete. Once registered you will have access to the online members section with the alerts, forum and database of resources with relevant contacts and advice, your registration will be verified during office working hours to be sure that only sex workers sign up as sex workers.
You will then receive alerts of reported incidents that happen in your area and of offenders who may be travelling around the UK. As mentioned the reports come through in your chosen way via email, txts or viewable in the online forum.
Please don't hesitate, sign up today and stay safe xx
Escorts / Sex Workers Register Here – Click the link and sign up as an Ugly Mugs Subscriber. Most details are optional. You don’t need to fill in the UKNSWP Membership Details.
Reporting a Crime – If you have a report to make right now please click that link and follow the instructions.
UKNSWP – Click for a full list of sex worker projects around the UK.
Agencies / Escort Directories Register Here – Online escort sites/ forums can join to pass on alert information to escorts on their websites.
Escorts Recourses – Click for useful contacts and info.
Huffington Post Article - Article by National Ugly Mugs Coordinator Alex Bryce.
NHS Open Doors - Access Ugly Mugs information at NHS Hospitals in London and useful information for sex workers.
Josh Brandon - National Ugly Mugs Champion