Drawing on our decades of experience supporting and advocating for women affected by prostitution, Ruhama provide a diverse range of ready-made and bespoke training opportunities.

These are suitable for professionals whose work may bring them into contact with those vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Know Sex Trafficking 1 Day Training (Free)

  • Does your work bring you into contact with vulnerable women and girls?
  • Do you know how to recognise the signs of sexual exploitation?
  • Do you know how to respond to a victim of sex trafficking?
  • Would you like to improve your knowledge of sex trafficking and the supports that are available?

If so, this free half-day awareness raising session is for you. Originally developed as part of the EU-funded REACH Project, this training is aimed at professionals who do not have the capacity, nor the requirement, to be ‘experts’ in sex trafficking, but who do need to be equipped to identify the signs of sex trafficking and to know how to respond in a safe, proactive, victim-centred way.  

We’ve delivered this free training to hundreds of professionals from diverse areas such as social work, migrant support, drug support, criminal justice, health, education, youth work, technology and the corporate world.

Sessions run throughout the year. To register your interest and find out more, email us on

Training for An Garda Síochána

Ruhama regularly provides specialised training to An Garda Síochána on best policing practice in responses to prostitution.  This training enhances members’ understanding of the profile, vulnerabilities and risks experienced by those in prostitution (including victims of sex trafficking), and offers practical, victim-centred tools to support Gardaí in responding proactively and empathetically to anyone involved in prostitution who may need their support.

To find out more about our training for An Garda Síochána, talk to us on

Bespoke training

Ruhama delivers bespoke training and information sessions on prostitution and sex trafficking to a variety of  professionals. We work with your organisation to establish your particular knowledge gaps and training needs and tailor your training session accordingly*.

*Please note  that Ruhama is a small organisation and has limited capacity to deliver information/training sessions each year. Due to high demand, we cannot meet all requests. Advance application for sessions is essential. Applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

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