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THE LAW IN SCOTLAND
There is a common misconception that Scotland laws are that of England, this is not the case.
On many occasions plans to criminalise the sex industry in Scotland have been rejected and Scotland continues to take its own direction.
Many aspects of the industry are legal but, as with most countries, framework is in place to protect those who may be vulnerable to being exploited.
Kerb Crawling, trafficking for sexual exploitation, brothel keeping and paying for services from those subjected to force are very much considered an offence. There are many other acts and information and can be on government websites.
WHERE TO RESEARCH LAW
Sex work charities can help workers in regards to legal issues.
If you are looking for information on the actual laws, these can be found on many websites.
A Central database of Scottish laws can be found on the UK government site.
The can be found here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk
DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE
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If you believe anyone is a victim you have a duty to report this, please don? look the other way and wait for someone else to do it.