Stalking and Harrasment

Stalking is often a feature of domestic abuse, especially where control and coercive behaviour is used.  Stalkers are not always strangers and very often are known to the victim.
 
Stalking can consist of any type of behaviour such as regularly sending flowers or gifts, making unwanted or malicious communication (including telephone calls and texts), damaging property and physical or sexual assault. If the behaviour is persistent and clearly unwanted causing fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking.
 
Stalking became a specific offence in England and Wales as a result of amendments to the Protection from Harassment Act on 25th November 2012.
We have a Stalking and Harassment IDVA that works primarily with cases of stalking and harassment that do not involve domestic abuse although she does also work with domestic abuse related stalking.
 
Referral is by professionals only.
 
Getting Help
 
Suzy Lamplugh Trust run the National Stalking Helpline offering advice and support to victims on 0808 802 0300
 
 
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