Stalking Protection Orders

Suzy Lamplugh Trust welcomes the launch of Stalking Protection Orders but advises they will only be an effective intervention for victims if robust police enforcement underpins them. Read more

Lessons must be learned from Alice Ruggles’ tragic murder by her stalker, says Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Lessons must be learned from Alice Ruggles’ tragic murder by her stalker, says Suzy Lamplugh Trust Read more

Suzy Lamplugh Trust welcomes government commitment to legislate on national minimum standards for drivers and establish a licensing database

Suzy Lamplugh Trust welcomes the Government’s pledge today to legislate on national minimum standards for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing and establish a national licensing database. Read more

Pushing boundaries on the fifth anniversary of the stalking laws

The Multi Agency Stalking Intervention Programme (MASIP), managed by Suzy Lamplugh Trust and funded by the Home Office, is a pilot project to test three different intervention models for stalking.  Importantly, each service combines the differing skills and expertise of police investigation, psychological analysis and victim advocacy to ensure the best response to this insidious crime. Read more

National Stalking Consortium response to Sara Thornton, Chair of NPCC

The National Stalking Consortium calls on the National Police Chief Council to acknowledge the link between reported incidents and crime and to commit to recording and investigating these incidents before they escalate to physical violence. Read more

Suzy Lamplugh Trust urges the government to implement the recommendations of the Task and Finish Group on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing

Suzy Lamplugh Trust welcomes the publication of the report of the Task and Finish Group on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing of which it was a member and urges the government to promptly implement the recommendations in the report in the interests of public safety. Read more

Stalking is still not being taken seriously

Suzy Lamplugh Trust is deeply concerned about the reduction in conviction rates for stalkers from 2016 to 2017 and the record number of stalkers given suspended sentences in 2017. Read more

Suzy Lamplugh Trust responds to the Sentencing Council Intimidatory Offences guidelines

Suzy Lamplugh Trust welcome the new sentencing guidelines but is disappointed that the key recommendation to separate stalking and harassment guidelines has been rejected. Read more

Safety concerns about Uber are the tip of the iceberg. We must do more to address safety standards in taxi and private hire licensing across the board

Suzy Lamplugh Trust welcomes the steps Uber has taken to satisfy the court that it has improved its safety standards. However, as a charity that has campaigned on issues of personal safety for over 30 years, it remains concerned at the inconsistencies between driver safety policies set by licensing authorities across the UK due to a lack of national standards. Suzy Lamplugh Trust is calling for an overhaul of current licensing standards for all licensing authorities. Read more

Calling all students: Have you experienced unwanted behaviour, attention, harassment?

Share your experiences to improve the way #universities address & tackle these issues Read more

Institute of Licensing set out steps to keep safe when using Taxis

To mark National Licensing Week the Institute of Licensing have set out steps that member of public should take when booking and using Taxis. Read more

Office for National Statistics data shows the importance of agencies making #ReportingStalking a strategic priority

The Office for National Statistics has released local data on stalking, harassment, and malicious communication statistics. While we welcome the Office for National Statistics including stalking in the recorded offences data, it is disappointing to see three different crimes merged into one figure. It is vitally important to recognise these behaviours as distinct crimes. Read more

Cambridgeshire Police and Suzy Lamplugh Trust joint initiative to improve support for victims of stalking

An innovative collaboration will be taking place between Cambridgeshire police and Suzy Lamplugh Trust Read more

John Worboys case: Significant failures in taxi driver safety checks

The case of taxi driver John Worboys, who was found guilty of several violent offences, including one rape, highlights a significant failure in the process to assess driver safety. Read more

2017: Highlights and Achievements

Find out what we've been up to this year. Read more