The Sex Work Advisor is a new Met role introduced in November 2020. There are two Advisors for each BCU, one based in partnerships, and the other in safeguarding. The Advisors are trained in order to provide specialist support for their colleagues to improve both the consistency and approach to addressing sex work in the local area. The Advisors will undertake this role in addition to their usual duties.
As this is a new area of work, no reviews have yet taken place. The Met will review the effectiveness of this role on a quarterly basis to establish its wider impact. Locally, the Advisors will be linked to partners and specialist providers. Centrally, their work will be coordinated through the lead in the Honour, Belief and Sex (crime & vulnerability) Partnership team and will link to a wider strategic approach via the pan London Sex Worker Advisory Group.