This year, for National Stalking Awareness Week, Suzy Lamplugh intends to build on the 2016 report Out of Sight Out of Mind.  The aim of this is to build a picture of the state of stalking offences and support for victims in different police force areas.

We know from the thematic report by HMICFRS and HMCPSI into stalking and harassment that victims of stalking are unlikely to have stalking identified, risk assessed or sufficient safety planning put in place around them.  We know from callers to the National Stalking Helpline that victims often feel let down or not taken seriously when they ask for help.

However, we also know that there are many committed and knowledgeable people working to improve the response to stalking.  We would like to invite those who have developed models that keep victims safer to share their ideas with us during a seminar on 15th March.

The research will be collated and form part of a report to be released during National Stalking Awareness Week (16th-20th April).

Themes that could be considered include:

  • Identifying and managing stalking
  • Building a case
  • Managing behaviour
  • Cyber best practice
  • Victim support provision in local areas
  • Partnership response to stalking

If you feel your organisation has ideas to share, please contact [email protected] by 28th February.

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