Red Umbrella was initially commissioned by the Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner in 2017 to deliver a service to any individual within the sex industry; inclusive of people in survival sex work, sexual exploitation, street sex work, indoor sex work, camming, lap dancing, porn, and escorts.

The focus is to combat instances of violence and crimes committed against anyone in the sex industry and to bring to justice anyone perpetrating these crimes.

Merseyside is the only police force in the World to treat violence against sex workers as a Hate Crime. With our dedicated, full time police Liaison officer, we will work in partnership to meet the needs of this group. We aim to reduce violence via education, of the public with a focus on statutory services response and offenders to highlight the nature of this Hate Crime.

Services offered by this centre

Resources for women

Opening Hours

We work Mon-Fri and hours vary due to outreach

Contact Information

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Referral Information

People can be referred or self-refer by contacting the team or attending one of our direct access drop-ins.

Referrals Offered:

  • This centre offers Booking referrals
  • This centre offers Drop-in referrals
  • This centre does not offer Electronic referrals
  • This centre does not offer Other – See referral information referrals

Referrals Email Address:
[email protected]

Referrals Telephone Number:

Download Referral Form