Find out more about the STAGE project and access the resources provided by the STAGE partnership.

arrows pattern

The STAGE project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, brings together charities specialised in adult sexual exploitation – Changing Lives, A Way Out, GROW, Together Women, Basis, WomenCentre, Ashiana and the Angelou Centre – to provide trauma-informed support for women who have been groomed for sexual exploitation across the North East and Yorkshire.

Adult sexual exploitation is poorly understood and rarely recognised in policy and practice. There is currently no statutory definition, no specific statutory responsibilities towards victims/survivors and no national strategic approach to tackling it.

The STAGE project has produced a series of briefings highlighting the impact that sexual exploitation has on women’s lives and their ability to access justice, healthcare, housing and safeguarding support. We have also produced a toolkit aimed at organisations and practitioners looking to provide support to women who have experienced sexual exploitation.

arrows pattern

STAGE Resources