Welcome to the Suzy Lamplugh Trust website. 

We are delighted to be launching our new website this year, having recently marked the 30th Anniversary of Suzy’s disappearance and Diana and Paul founding the charity.  

As the need for our work grows ever stronger, we recognise that we have a lot more to do in the campaign against violence and aggression and for safer lives.  Personal safety for young people is high up on our agenda.

5th October is National Personal Safety Day and the theme this year is ‘Safe as Houses’.  We are reaching out to the housing sector and anyone purchasing or renting a property to encourage them to consider personal safety when viewing or showing a house.  And we are immensely proud to announce the launch of Suzy’s Code, a list of seven key principles which we want housing associations and estate agencies to adopt for the safety of their staff. Suzy’s code is based on our Safe As Houses report which we have produced with the support of Savills, Knight Frank, The Guild Of Letting and Management and SoloProtect..

A lot has changed in the 30 years since Suzy disappeared but our research shows that many estate agents and housing officers feel as unsafe now as those working in the sector in the 1980s. The work of the Trust, to encourage employers to take the safety of their staff seriously, is therefore as important as ever. If you work for an organisation that requires you to work on your own, especially visiting other people’s homes, ask them to sign up to Suzy’s code: what happened to Suzy should not have to happen to anyone else.