About English Collective of Prostitutes

The English Collective of Prostitutes is a self-help organisation of sex workers, working both on the street and in premises, with a national network throughout the UK. We campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety, and for resources to enable people to get out of prostitution if they want to.

Politics.co.uk: Sex worker robbed at knifepoint faces deportation after contacting police


By Natalie Bloomer Friday, 11 August 2017 12:23 PM “Campaigners for sex workers’ rights say that by focusing on the prosecution and deportation of the worker rather than the attack against her, police were discouraging other women from coming to … Continue reading

Guardian: Police accused of threatening sex workers rather than pursuing brothel thieves


Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent Thursday 3 August 2017 10.09 BST Labour frontbencher Keir Starmer concerned about priorities of Met police after spate of robberies of premises used for sex work in London Keir Starmer has sent a letter to Scotland … Continue reading

Guardian: If 70-year-old cleaners are convicted of running brothels, the law isn’t working


Frankie Mullin Wednesday 2 August 2017 ​The prosecution of Christy Norman, a minimum-wage brothel cleaner who attempted to save a man’s life, has left Britain’s sex workers reeling ​   ‘In the UK, while selling sex is legal, most of … Continue reading

i News: Elderly cleaner who tried to save a man’s life convicted of brothel-keeping


The “vulnerable” pensioner insists she has nothing to do with the running of the massage parlour where she worked as a cleaner. Rachel Roberts Wednesday July 26th 2017 The conviction of an elderly cleaner for brothel-keeping after she tried to … Continue reading