Date: Monday 

Time:

Location: Human Rights Action Centre, 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA


Suzy Lamplugh Trust runs the National Stalking Helpline, providing support and advocacy to victims of stalking. To date, the National Stalking Helpline has responded to over 23,000 calls and emails. Through advice and advocacy our stalking specialist make a real difference to the lives of victims.

To mark National Stalking Awareness Week which takes place 16th – 20th April 2018 Suzy Lamplugh Trust are hosting a conference; discussing best practice in terms of what statutory and voluntary organisations can do to protect victims of stalking and increase reporting levels as an individual organisation and through a multi- agency approach.

  • Research conducted by Dr Jane Monckton Smith  identified stalking behaviours in 94% of murders. Exploring the relationship between stalking and homicide report, 2017
  • 55% of stalking perpetrators go on to reoffend, and 36% have a previous conviction for harassment. National Stalking Helpline, 2017
  • Nearly 3 in 10 (29%) victims of domestic abuse suffered more than one type of abuse, with partner abuse and stalking the most commonly experienced combination. Crime Survey for England and Wales, 2016
  • An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year. Crime Survey for England and Wales, 2017

The half-day event will also provide you with an opportunity to find out more about the innovative work Suzy Lamplugh Trust are doing in regards to our intervention work with perpetrators of stalking.

Key Speakers

  • Dame Vera Baird (PCC for Northumbria)    
  • T/DCC Paul Mills (NPCC lead for stalking and harassment)
  • Katy Bourne (PCC for Sussex)
  • Hampshire Stalking Clinic
  • National Centre for Cyberstalking Research
  • Dr Sara Henley, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Time

Discussions

Speakers

11:30-12:00

Arrival and registration: tea and coffee available and an opportunity to network

12:00-12:15

Introduction

Dame Vera Baird QC, police & crime commissioner, Northumbria

12:15-12:35

Femicide: the story behind the statistic
A talk from Clive Ruggles, father of Alice Ruggles

Clive Ruggles

12:35-13:00

Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Discussing the work of Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the National Stalking Helpline and launching our best practice report

Rachel Griffin,chief executive, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

13:00-13:45

Lunch
An opportunity to network and meet our guest speakers

     

13:45-15:00

Breakout session 1: please select one workshop to attend

     

1

Stalking myths and realities
What is stalking and how can you identify the differences between stalking and harassment?

Suky Bhaker, head of policy and development, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

2

Multi agency approach to stalking: how does it work?
Best practice and lessons learned

Lucy Kay, stalking advocate, Hampshire Stalking Clinic
DC Dave Thomason, detective constable, Cheshire stalking clinic
Daniel Price-Jones, consultant forensic psychologist, Cheshire stalking clinic

3

Making the connection
Identifying stalking behaviours, risks associated and developing robust safety planning

Clare Elcombe Webber, National Stalking Helpline Manager, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

4

The five typologies of stalkers
How to apply this theory to create a proactive response to stalking

Annie, Senior National Stalking Helpline Advisor, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

5

Stalking protection orders
Phasing out of Police Information Notices  and introduction of stalking protection orders

Emily Stewart, Home Office

15:00-15:30

Tea and coffee break

15:30-16:45

Breakout session 2: please select one workshop to attend

     

1

Stalking myths and realities
What is stalking and how can you identify the differences between stalking and harassment?

Clare Elcombe Webber

2

The role of commissioning
How can we use available resources to develop local services for victims of stalking?

Katy Bourne, Sussex police and crime commissioner

3

Stalking and the digital age
Developments in cyberstalking

Dr Emma Short and Professor James Barnes, National Centre for Cyberstalking Research, University of Bedfordshire

4

Multi-Agency Stalking Intervention Programme (MASIP)
Pioneering project working with perpetrators of stalking led by Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Suky Bhaker, head of policy and development, Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Dr Sara Henley, consultant clinical and forensic psychologist, head of therapies specialist services at Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Lee Barnard, detective inspector, Metropolitan Police Service

16:45-17:00

Closing remarks

Paul Mills T/Deputy Chief Constable, National Police Chief Council lead for stalking and harassment

Agenda is subject to change

Booking for this event has now closed.