What We Do

Protection Against Stalking understand the harmful effects of stalking on peoples’ lives. We are committed to raising awareness of the signs and educating about the benefits of early intervention, while supporting victims of stalking in all communities across the UK.

Protection Against Stalking is a national charity working within communities to raise public awareness about stalking and support victims of stalking through providing specialist support services.  We form part of a national consortium of specialist stalking charities who share best practice and work cooperatively where it is appropriate

Protection Against Stalking  believe every victim of stalking should have the relevant support and protection, including access to a locally-based specialist advocacy service

Research indicates early identification and intervention saves lives.

Why there is a need for PAS

  • 1.1 million people were stalked in 2017
  • Very few charities provide specialist stalking support and advice to victims in the UK
  • There is no other specialist stalking charity in Kent
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will be stalked
  • 94% of women murdered by a man were stalked prior to being murdered
  • 43% of stalking victims have not been in an intimate relationship with their stalker
  • 100 instances of stalking will be experienced before being reported to the police
  • Violence occurs in an average of 30-40% of stalking cases
  • 54% of stalking cases are linked to domestic abuse
  • 57% experienced stalking during an intimate relationship or as an immediate response to end the relationship
  • 21 people around the victim (friends, family, colleagues) will be affected by the stalking behaviour
  • 80% of victims of stalking display symptoms of PTSD
  • Cyber stalking is now more common than physical harassment
  • Stalkers’ actions often seem unremarkable which may explain why some victims suffer this behaviour over a prolonged period of time before reporting it. 
  • Some police officers focus on single incidences rather than look at a whole pattern of behaviour

What PAS does

Educate the public, through provision of information and advice; online and via outreach: meetings, conferences and road shows

  • Campaign to raise awareness of stalking
  • Highlight importance of early intervention
  • Highlight  importance of effective interventions in stalking
  • National Stalking helpline
  • Website: http://www.protectionagainststalking.org
  • Introduce specific stalking screening tools (SASH)(S/DASH) to better identify risks

Support victims of stalking and harassment, through provision of information, advice, risk identification and safety planning

  • Provide local, community based support
  • Provide risk assessment and safety planning unique to each victim
  • Engage with criminal & civil justice partners to ensure better outcomes for victims
  • Hold perpetrators to account through the CJS to reduce reoffending
  • Work with other relevant agencies and charities to improve safety of victims
  • National Stalking helpline
  • Website: http://www.protectionagainststalking.org

Campaign for early identification of stalking

  •  Deliver bespoke training programmes for criminal justice professionals, business and community groups, staff and volunteers