Implementation of the prostitution strategy is currently under way. This involves working with a range of stakeholders from across Whitehall as well as with non-government organisations and voluntary sector groups.
Present activity includes:
Working up the proposed new rehabilitative penalty for the offence of loitering and soliciting.
Working with police training provider, Centrex, to design a training package for police, with a multi-agency focus, for tackling prostitution in local areas.
Expansion of the scheme to report “dodgy punters” through a national Crimestoppers campaign (Ugly Mugs scheme).
Working with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to develop Personal, Social, Health Education guidance for schools—with a focus on prevention and safety.