RESPONSE TO DAILY MAIL ARTICLE 16.12.17

HOLDING STATEMENT We at Basis are deeply saddened by the article featured in the Daily Mail today (16th December 2017), which is littered with factual errors and distortions of the truth http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5185231/Rape-cases-soar-Britains-red-light-district.html . The journalist claims that ‘rape and sex assaults have soared’ in the area where women are selling sex ‘on street’ in Leeds, … Continue reading RESPONSE TO DAILY MAIL ARTICLE 16.12.17 »

CONFERENCE: Making Justice Work for Victims of CSA / CSE – Jan 5th 2018

Too often we hear of criminal justice experience not taking the victim into account as well as it could – but now and again we also see and hear of examples of good practice – both of which we want to highlight in this conference in order to make a real difference to victims of CSA/E across the country. This unique 1 day conference gives you the chance to see the criminal justice system like you have never seen it before. The conference offers a choice of workshops and lectures, giving you the chance to learn from a range of high profile speakers- survivors and their family members, senior representatives from central government, survivors, highly experienced practitioners, and academia sharing their practical experience and the latest research. In sharing innovative work across the UK, this conference offers true value for money, enabling participants to gain unique insights from a range of perspectives to take back into practice.

Award-winning documentary film Resilience

Basis and Slung Low will be hosting an evening at Slung Low (Leeds) to show the award winning documentary film, Resilience on Thu. 7th Sept 2017 (6:30 – 8:30)   Resilience explores the effect of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress, for instance due to abuse and neglect – something many of our service users across all the … Continue reading Award-winning documentary film Resilience »

Basis Yorkshire awarded Prestigious GSK Impact Award

We’re very excited to announce that Basis Yorkshire have won the prestigious GSK Impact Award, for the support it provides to women sex workers and young people being, or at risk of being, sexually exploited. This national award is run with The King’s Fund that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their … Continue reading Basis Yorkshire awarded Prestigious GSK Impact Award »

STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO IMMIGRATION OPERATION IN LEEDS 21.10.2016

Basis Yorkshire works in partnership with Safer Leeds (West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council) under the managed approach to street sex work. Since working under a managed approach, the relationship with the police has been substantially improved – ensuring overall improved outcomes for the women, the business and the residents of Leeds. Amongst other … Continue reading STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO IMMIGRATION OPERATION IN LEEDS 21.10.2016 »