Safety & Reporting Crime
If you feel you are in immediate danger while working in Ireland call 112 or 999 and ask for the Gardaí /Police. Save this number in your phone.
If you have been a victim of a crime you can make an official report at any Garda Station in Ireland. If you are unsure if you want to make a report, you can contact SWAI to discuss your options or contact the Single Point of Contact for Sex Workers in Ireland (Republic) Lorna and Karen on 086 828 2515.
If you want to warn other sex workers about the perpetrator of this crime you can make a report to UglyMugs.ie
UglyMugs.ie is a free service for sex workers that allows you to confidentially report and access other workers’ reports on bad clients and other dangers.
The service is available in 16 languages, English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai.
Find out more info here
If you are concerned about work safety and want to talk about some harm reduction measures you can take, please contact SWAI. Phone 085 824 9305 or email [email protected]
Stay Safe…Work Wise – Safety Booklet Produced by Sex Workers and Chrysalis
Making a complaint about a Garda
If you have been subjected to unprofessional treatment, harassment or abuse by any Garda (police officer) you can make a complaint to the Superintendent where the Garda is stationed or to an independent organisation called the Garda Ombudsman. If you want to make a complaint you can contact SWAI for support or contact the Garda Ombudsman directly. For more info here