A Safety Guide for Escorts

A Safety Guide for Escorts

Last updated Thursday, 14th March 2024

Navigating the complex and often misunderstood world of escorting comes with its unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to safety. Whether you’re an experienced professional or new to the industry, ensuring your personal security and well-being should always be at the forefront of everything you do. In an environment where discretion is paramount and interactions can be unpredictable, adopting robust safety protocols is not just advisable — it's essential. This article aims to shed light on the critical practices and strategies escorts can employ to safeguard themselves.


In any emergency, your first action should be to dial 999 for immediate help.

If you're unable to speak or it's unsafe to do so, you can also activate the emergency SOS feature on your phone:

  • Apple iPhone: Use the Emergency SOS feature by pressing and holding the side button and one of the volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears. Drag the slider to call emergency services. If you continue to hold the buttons instead, a countdown begins and an alert sounds. If you hold the buttons until the countdown ends, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.
  • Google Android: Press the power button rapidly 5 times to trigger the Emergency SOS feature on most Android phones.

The law

In the UK, escorting (the exchange of time and companionship for money) is legal, distinguishing it from other activities that may be associated with the adult service industry. However, the laws surrounding prostitution, which can include a broader range of adult services, are more complicated. While it is legal for adults to buy and sell sexual services in private, activities such as soliciting in public, brothel-keeping, pimping are illegal. The law ultimately aims to protect individuals from exploitation and trafficking, emphasising the importance of consent and the prohibition of coercion in the sex trade.

Dangerous and difficult clients


For adult service providers, safeguarding yourself against sexual harassment is not just about personal safety; it's a fundamental aspect of professional integrity and mental well-being. Here's how individuals in this industry can fortify their defenses against unwanted advances and ensure their work environment remains respectful and secure. If you believe somebody poses an immediate risk to you or themselves, always dial 999.

If somebody is harrassing you, or somebody you know, you can report it to the Police by dialling 101 or filing a report online.

You can also report somebody anonymously to Crimestoppers via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.


Dealing with hagglers is frustrating. Here are some essential tips for fending off hagglers:

The Power of 'No': In the realm of adult services, 'no' is not just a denial but a boundary. It's an assertion of value, standards, and professionalism. When faced with hagglers, a firm, polite, and unwavering 'no' to negotiations can often be the most powerful tool at your disposal. It communicates that your services — and by extension, your time and energy — are not up for debate.

Know Your Worth, Stand Your Ground: At the heart of dealing with hagglers is a profound sense of self-worth. Knowing and standing by the value of the services you provide empowers you to navigate negotiations with confidence. This isn’t just about maintaining prices; it’s about respecting the quality, experience, and professionalism you bring to the table.

The Graceful Exit: Sometimes, despite your best efforts, hagglers persist. In such cases, a graceful exit is your best strategy. Politely but firmly let the client know you may not be the best match for their needs.


The art of sidestepping timewasters is crucial for maintaining both your sanity and your schedule. The key to preserving your valuable time lies in mastering the art of efficient communication and setting clear, enforceable boundaries from the outset.

Speak First: A conversation with a potential client can reveal much about their intentions. Insisting on a call from a non-withheld number serves a dual purpose: it discourages anonymity and establishes a direct line of communication, allowing you to gauge sincerity through tone and responsiveness. Be attentive to red flags, such as reluctance to provide basic screening information or quick changes of temper.


The internet poses various risks, including financial and blackmail scams. Bad actors can use your Here are steps to protect yourself:

  • Email Caution: Avoid sharing your personal email with clients. Direct communication through email can inadvertently reveal your email address and potentially lead to unwanted discovery of your personal information via social media or other platforms. Personal information in an attempt to extort money from you.
  • Separate Phone Numbers: Always keep your business and personal phone lines separate.
  • Social Media Privacy: Ensure your social media profiles are set to private and be cautious about the information you share online. Scammers can use your public information to blackmail you by threatening to expose your profession to friends or family.
  • Payment first: Always take payment at the beginning of your meet with cash being preferred method of payment. Be advised that payment methods such as PayPal and even bank transfers can later be reversed.


Navigating the escorting industry with confidence and security means embracing a proactive stance on safety. By setting clear boundaries and leveraging community wisdom you create a safer work environment. Remember, your safety and well-being are paramount.

Empowerment Through Boundaries: Clarity is your shield. Defining your boundaries beforehand — and communicating them clearly to clients — is paramount. Make your limits known.

Leverage Technology: In an age where digital platforms often serve as the first point of contact, use technology to your advantage. Screen clients using available tools and resources; there are websites and services dedicated to sharing information about problematic clients within the community. Use our telephone number lookup tool as well as others.

Create a Supportive Network: The solidarity found in communities cannot be overstated. Connect with other service providers, either online or in-person, to share experiences, tips, and warnings about problematic individuals. There’s strength in numbers, and a supportive network can provide not just emotional backing but also practical advice on handling challenging situations.

Emergency Planning: Always have a safety plan in place for in-person meetings. This might include sharing your location with a trusted friend, having a check-in system, and knowing the nearest exits and public areas. Apps and devices designed to send out emergency alerts can also be a part of your safety toolkit.


Working out of your private home is discouraged but there are some safety precautions to bear in mind.

Security Measures: Invest in robust security systems. Cameras at entry points, a panic button, or a discreet alarm system can act as both a deterrent to potential threats and a means of quick response in case of an emergency.

Limit Personal Information: Keep your personal life separate. Use a work phone, avoid sharing personal details, and ensure that any visible personal items are securely stored away.

Safe Payment Practices: Establish clear, secure payment procedures. If the client is paying with cash, have a secure, locked location to store the money on receipt at the beginning of the meet.

Emergency Plan: Have a clear, practiced plan in case of an emergency. This could include having a trusted contact on standby during appointments and knowing the quickest way to alert authorities without escalating the situation.


Meeting strangers is daunting for anybody. Here are some tips for when meeting a client outside of your incall location:

Choose a Public Meeting Place: Opt for a café, pub, or a even the hotel bar. Somewhere that provides the safety of being in a public space where help is at hand, should you need it. This is also a chance to screen the client and safely walk away, should you wish to.

Inform a Friend: Let a trusted friend know your plans. Share details like where you're going, and when you expect to return. Some might even arrange a discreet check-in call or text to ensure everything is ok.

Stay Sober: If you do decide to indulge, keeping your drink in sight and limiting your intake will help you stay alert and make sound decisions.

Plan Your Journey Home: Whether it's booking a taxi in advance or checking the timetable for the last train home, knowing how you're getting back is essential.

By keeping these simple yet effective tips in mind, you can step into the dating scene with confidence, ready to meet new people and perhaps, just perhaps, someone special, all while ensuring your safety remains a top priority.

Charities and Organisations

Emergencies - 999

Police non-emergencies - 101

Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111

Report a crime online


National Domestic Abuse Helpline


Womens Aid

Victim Support