“76% of separated women suffered post separation stalking” (Women’s Aid 2013)

“Pure cyberstalking still inflicts the same amount of psychological damage” (Maple, Short and Brown 2011)


In April 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) came into force and figures since its introduction already show dramatic changes particularly Family cases where there is no proof of domestic violence, forced marriage or child abduction. There has been a 60% fall in family cases granted funding and two thirds of cases in the family court now feature somebody representing themselves.

A recent challenge by Rights of Women of the legal aid provisions has meant that the government has introduced interim regulations to deal with some areas of concern, particularly the time limit on evidence of domestic violence and evidence of financial abuse.  For more information please visit the Rights of Women website:

We have secured funding from the Big Lottery to run Litigant in person workshops for professionals or individuals interested in supporting people through the Family Court process, working with those going through the process or affected by the reduction of legal aid and so having to represent themselves in Court.

For dates, venues and further details please contact us.

In the development of this project we will be working in the support of a local Barrister’s Chambers which works with clients on a direct access basis


For dates, venues and further details please contact us.


cyber stalking workshopsThe everyday devices we use are almost permanently connected the internet.  This allows stalkers a perceived level of anonymity and a constant unwanted presence in the life of their victim.  We run online and cyber safety workshops to help people use technology safely.

Our groups are currently funded by the Big Lottery so if you are interested in the next dates and locations for these workshops please contact us

Many stalkers will devote hours each day to their stalking campaign, are capable of stalking their victims for many years and use multiple means of contact (Richards 2011). Stalking rarely takes place at a distance. Some stalkers may approach their victims regularly and 75% of domestic stalkers will target their victim at work, with 79% of male perpetrators using work resources to target the victim.