National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is a national organisation which provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers.
Sex workers are often targeted by dangerous individuals but are frequently reluctant to report these incidents to the police. These offenders are often serial sexual predators who pose a huge risk to the public.
In Cleveland, specialist service providers proactively raise awareness and promote the use of NUM and sex workers are encouraged to make use of the system should they be victim of any violent incidents. The sharing of this information is vital in terms of individual’s safety and the wider intelligence picture that can be generated.
The PCC has been asked to make a contribution from Cleveland as other PCCs have for their area.
The initiative supports a number of the PCCs priorities including, A Better Deal for Victims and Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer.