Victim's Voice on line survey
Protection Against Stalking are running the Victim's Voice on line survey for victim's of stalking. If you are or have been a victim we want to hear about your experiences of stalking and of the criminal justice system. Please play a part and forward this as appropriate to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WK2TGVJ
Home Office Consultation on stalking
The government’s Consultation on Stalking asking for views on how they can protect victims of stalking more effectively closed on 05 February, 2012. The consultation incorporated a number of issues, including current legislation, the effect of police information notices, search powers, the work of existing organisations and alternative measures to tackle stalking.
The consultation sought the views of key partners and directly affected parties, including the police, practitioners, other government departments, organisations with a direct interest in preventing stalking and members of the general public.
We look forward to receiving the findings of this consultation in due course.
Our parliamentary campaign is in the News
Follow the national newspapers for further details of our parliamentary campaign and the new Home Office Consultation on Stalking here:
Diana Lamplugh OBE
We are greatly saddened by the death of Diana Lamplugh OBE, aged 75. After the disappearance of her daughter Suzy in 1986, Diana and her husband, Paul, founded The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, a national charity for personal safety.
Paul Infield, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, said that Diana was one of those people who contributed energy, focus and commitment to everything she did. With her husband, Paul, she was tireless in establishing the concept of and discipline for personal safety, a positive life skill for people of all ages and occupations.
A charismatic speaker and tireless campaigner, Diana led the Trust in successfully campaigning for changes in law and procedures regarding safer working practices; safe travel in minicabs; safer travel on trains and safer stations; safer car parks; the treatment and sentencing of sex offenders; helping vulnerable young people and victims of crime; protection from stalking and harassment, treatment of young offenders and many others.
The Stalking Law Reform Parliamentary Project 2011-2012
Our regular Stalking Law Reform Campaign bulletins are available here. Issue No.11 added on 14th February 2012.
Funding for PAS
We are very grateful to The JRSST Charitable Trust for their generous support for our Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Stalking Law Reform and our ‘Out of the Shadows’ Road Show awareness programme for 2012.
On line Stalking survey
PAS are running a survey aimed at bringing stalking victims ‘Out of the Shadows’ and find out about their experiences with the Criminal Justice System. All too often we hear from victims who have been let down and rendered vulnerable by the very system that should both support and protect them. Please share your experience with us.Read more here
Dr Emma Short from the University of Bedfordshire is presently undertaking research into cyber-stalking, commissioned by Network for Surviving Stalking. More details here.
Police officers are urged to 'trust stalking victims' and need to have a better understanding of the risks stalkers can pose to their victims, ACPO's lead for stalking and harassment has urged. For full story click here.
Harriet Cullis was a remarkable woman who played a major part in the creation of PAS in 2008 and was a strong influence over the direction our charity up to her untimely death. We offer our sincere condolences to her family and thank them for contributing so generously towards PAS in her memory.
Protection Against Stalking welcomes and supports the launch and publication of The Stalking Guidelines for Prosecutors. (Read more)
The National Stalking Helpline enters its second year
It is now nearly 2 years since The National Stalking Helpline was launched. Operated in collaboration with Protection Against Stalking, The Suzy Lamplugh Trust and Network for Surviving Stalking, the Helpline has received thousands of calls and emails from victims of stalking. Over 70% of callers knew their stalkers from previous intimate relationships, as work colleagues, acquaintances or neighbours. More than 70% of victims were women and nearly half of all victims had not reported their situation to the police. Phone calls, text messages and emails, with ‘following’ and the ‘harassment of friends’ by far the most numerous of incidents of stalking, with home or workplace incidents also rating highly.
Our helpline enables victims and their families to speak in confidence about their experiences and seek professional help. The National Stalking Helpline is open during weekdays between 0930 - 1600hrs except for Wednesday, when it operates between 1300 - 1600hrs.
Call the National Stalking Helpline on 0808 802 0300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org