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ACE Week - Reducing the harms of prostitution: A time to decriminalise?

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This event is part of the School of Social Sciences' ACE week and open to School of Social Sciences undergraduate students only.

This will be a panel event. The session will start with five-minute position statements followed by questions from the audience.

  • From: Monday 1 February 2016, 2 pm
  • To: Monday 1 February 2016, 4 pm
  • Location: NEWLT6, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Event details

This event is for Social Sciences undergraduate students as part of ACE Week, which is your chance to:

  • explore your chosen subject through a range of activities
  • debate topics relevant to your subject with Social Sciences students from other courses and years
  • engage with a range of extracurricular activities to complement your studies and future career.

Reducing the harms of prostitution: A time to decriminalise?

This will be a panel event. The session will start with five-minute position statements followed by questions from the audience.

The panel representatives* will be drawn from:

  • the police
  • the legal profession
  • advocacy groups.

* The actual panel is subject to change and availability.

Speaker biographies

Sgt Neil Radford
I am a police sergeant and have been the team leader of the Prostitution Task Force since 2004. This is a joint initiative between Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection Directive and Nottinghamshire Police City Division intended to address the issues of prostitution, mainly focussing on the on-street arena. I am a tactical advisor for Nottinghamshire Police regarding prostitution and have given evidence in Westminster to an All Party Parliamentary Inquiry on prostitution legislation.

Lucy Binch
Lucy is a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield based in the law department. She is currently engaged in qualitative research focusing on how sex workers in the UK manage their everyday identities with the challenges of their working lives. Her thesis will explore how those who choose to work within the sex industry feel labelling and popular stereotypes affect them both personally and professionally with particular emphasis on the notion of stigma.

Daniela Scotece
Daniela is the Chief Executive Officer of POW Nottingham. POW is a peer-founded organisation launched in 1989 that works with individuals involved in, affected by, or at risk of becoming involved in sex work. As a former practicing solicitor with seven years' experience of criminal law and working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system, she uses her expertise to give voice to the voiceless and dispel myths and educate on the many reasons why people get involved in sex work.

What you need to check before attending the event:

Are you studying on BA (Hons) Social Work? You will still have scheduled teaching, seminars or will be on placement. You are very welcome to attend our ACE Week events that do not clash with your scheduled teaching.

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Booking information

This event is free to attend but places are limited so we recommend you book your place as soon as possible.

Please click on the Add to basket button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve your place.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Paul Hamilton for more information.

The School of Social Sciences reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event should any unexpected staff absences arise.

Location details


NEWLT6, Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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