The Suzy Lamplugh Trust works across the public, private and voluntary sectors, offering training, policy writing and other consultancy provisions. We have trained over 100,000 delegates since the inception of the Trust, and worked with over 1,000 organisations to minimise the risk of physical, psychological and emotional harm to staff, corporate litigation, negative publicity, loss of talent, and increased insurance costs to employers. On average 93% of delegates tell us they will do something different as a result of training received, changing their perceptions of the importance of good personal safety practice in the workplace.
We campaign heavily to raise greater awareness of personal safety and stalking issues, demand systematic change where needed, influence public policy and promote a society in which people are safer and feel safer. Our longest running campaign has been the licensing of the operators and drivers of minicabs and private hire vehicles, which began back in 1998. The Suzy Lamplugh Trust campaigning and policy work has also been pivotal to changes in legislation and practice nationally - including the introduction of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, which introduced specific offences for stalking, and the Stalking Protection Act 2019, which introduced Stalking Protection Orders in 2020.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust runs the National Stalking Helpline, providing advice and advocacy to victims of stalking across the UK. Launched by stalking survivors and suvivor-led organisations, the Helpline recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, having responded to over 34,000 contacts since its inception. It has grown from one advisor to the largest service of its type in the world, and the only in the UK supporting all genders and risk levels, regardless of the relationship with their stalker. Our advice on legislation, risk, and safety planning saves lives, improves mental health and supports statutory services in safeguarding victims.
Understanding the impact of personal safety on individuals and organisations.
Understanding the impact of stalking
Our infographic shows how we are still campaigning, educating and supporting people across the UK since our inception in 1986.
Creating an ingrained personal safety culture within the Isle of Wight Council