Tag: prostitution

Independent review recommends keeping the Managed Approach

An independent review of the ‘Managed Approach’ to street sex work in Holbeck recommends that the approach remains in place and continues to evolve. The report, published this morning (10 July 2020) was commissioned last year and undertaken by The University of Huddersfield. It concludes that the Managed Approach should

Managed Approach curtailed by Coronavirus crisis

Safer Leeds has changed the Managed Approach to street prostitution in Holbeck in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Sex workers and men seeking sex are advised that the Government’s advice on social distancing applies to them and that soliciting in the Managed Approach area, or the surrounding residential area, will

Independent review of Holbeck Managed Approach to start this week

University of Huddersfield Enterprises Limited, has been appointed to carry out an Independent Review into the city’s Managed Approach to street sex work in Holbeck. This follows a tendering process by Leeds City Council which commenced in May this year. Four tenders were subject to a detailed assessment and evaluation

Former sex workers to speak out at public forum this weekend

South Leeds campaigners against the Holbeck ‘Managed Approach’ (also known as the ‘Managed Zone’) are encouraging local residents of all opinions to attend a forum event this weekend at Leeds Civic Hall, entitled ‘A Different Approach’ – which will look at sex work in this city and across the world,

The Managed Approach: A resident’s response to Cllr Andrew Scopes

In this article Laura Walton responds to Cllr Andrew Scopes’ recent article on the issues around street sex work in Holbeck. We know this is a contentious issue, or rather what is to be done about it is contentious. One of South Leeds Life’s aims is to be a platform

Why I support the Managed Approach to prostitution

In this article Cllr Andrew Scopes (Beeston & Holbeck) sets out his thinking on the issues around street sex work in Holbeck. We know this is a contentious issue, or rather what is to be done about it is contentious. One of South Leeds Life’s aims is to be a

New resources for Holbeck sex work zone – but is it working?

Senior members of Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police today (Thursday 13 December 2018) announced their latest plans to reboot the under-fire Managed Approach (also known as the Managed Zone) – a sex-work tolerance zone in the light industrial zone alongside Holbeck. The latest plans – which the leaders

Council commits to review of ‘Managed Approach’

With Holbeck residents and sex work support agencies outside the Civic Hall and then joining the public gallery, Councillors debated how to tackle the issue of the ‘Managed Approach’ to street sex work in Holbeck during a meeting of the full Council at Leeds Civic Hall yesterday (14 November 2018).