ADVICE

Understanding the context of stalking behaviours is crucial to effective safety planning and risk management.  For confidential effective advice you can contact us.

If you have been a victim of stalking REPORT IT!

NEVER:

  • Think it is any less serious if there has been no physical violence
  • Send a person away believing that it is not serious or saying that they are lucky to receive this kind of attention.
  • Tell them to change their phone number or close down their social media profiles.
  • Mediate, talk, meet with the stalking to resolve issues.

 

Practical Advice for Victims

  • Keep a diary of all incidents and how they made you feel.
  • Keep your text messages, emails, objects and other types of evidence.
  • Vary your daily routine.
  • Find the nearest safe location, either police station, supermarket or security guards.
  • Talk to the police.
  • Ensure all your doors and windows are locked.
  • Talk to your neighbours, colleagues, family and friends to identify ways of putting protective measures in place.
  • Check your privacy settings on mobile devices.
  • Do not engage with the stalker in any way.

 

Practical Advice for Professionals

  • Believe victims and take them seriously.
  • Listen carefully and record everything you’re told.
  • Record victims perception of risk of harm.
  • Take threats to kill seriously.
  • Complete DASH and Stalking screening questions.
  • Ask for restraining and non-molestation orders.
  • Encourage victims to keep a diary.
  • Don’t view incidents in isolation and ensure you understand the context.
  • Seek specialist advice from your specialist police force unit.
  • Contact Veritas-Justice, National Stalking Helpline, Paladin Service.

 

Contact Veritas-Justice:

Email: info@veritas-justice.co.uk

Mobile: 07736143340 or 07736143360

Helpful contacts:

www.paladinservice.co.uk

www.help4lips.co.uk – Help for Litigants in Person website

www.suzylamplugh.org

www.stalkinghelpline.org

Sussex Police 999 or 101