National Stalking Awareness Week Suzy Lamplugh Trust believes that everyone has the right to live life free from the harassment of stalkers. Working as part of the National Stalking Consortium, We are pulling together the work of a raft of partners hosting a programme of events aimed at exposing the misery that victims experience and raising awareness of stalking. During National Stalking Awareness Week, which this year runs from Monday 24th April until Friday 28th April, different partners across the UK will be holding events to raise awareness of stalking and the effect it can have on people. We want to make sure everyone knows that #StalkingMatters and that no one should live in fear of another person. Our focus this year is on helping police and support workers recognise the signs of stalking at an early stage, and focusing on the motives of the stalker, not just on specific incidents or behaviour. This type of behaviour could be as simple as rearranging a victim’s garden furniture, sending unwanted gifts, loitering on the pavement outside their house, or even calling social services to maliciously report ‘poor’ parenting. Despite not presenting an immediate physical risk, it is behaviours, and the obsession and fixation behind them, that we want to raise awareness of. Suzy Lamplugh Trust, as a member of the National Stalking Consortium, is involved this week-long drive to bring stalking into the limelight so that police and others at the crime fighting coalface are able to spot the signs of stalking so they are able to take victims seriously when they come forward. Date Event Location Details Monday 24th April Stalking - a local support service Gloucester This conference will provide an overview of the new Gloucestershire Stalking Support Service (GSSS). Link Tuesday 25th April Wednesday 26th April Protection Against Stalking conference Kent A free conference to raise awareness of stalking and publicise a bespoke training programme for professionals and local employers in Kent Link Thursday 27th April Tracking the Stalker Glasgow First-ever conference organised by Action Against Stalking to raise awareness of stalking as well as to share knowledge, good practice and achievements. Link Friday 28th April See here for previous National Stalking Awareness Week campaigns.