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Expert calls for prostitutes to be offered fresh start

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Sex workers need a secure base and better access to alternative lifestyles to help them off the street, according to a university expert.

Dr Jane Dodsworth, associate professor in social work at the University of East Anglia who has researched the sex work and sexual exploitation in Norwich for more than 25 years, said collaboration between charities, the police and councils was key to providing the best support.

She spoke out after people in the Rosary Road area of the city raised concerns about prostitution, kerb crawlers and anti-social behaviour including drug use in the area and Old Library Wood.

Dr Jane Dodsworth, associate professor in social work at the University of East Anglia, who has spent over 25 years researching sex work and sexual exploitation in Norwich, Norfolk and other areas - Credit: UEA

Dr Dodsworth said: "What makes a difference to the potentially very vulnerable group........

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