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Here you can find a variety of resources for you to download

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Cyber safety advice leaflet

This PDF resource contains useful information on how to best secure the most commonly used social networking apps used during the COVID-19 pandemic on your mobile and desktop devices.

It gives very practical advice on how to change settings and make security decisions based on your daily use.

NSAW cyber safety advice

Stalking is a crime – Sussex Police leaflet

This PDF leaflet explains why stalking and harassment are criminal offences that are distressing and malicious and no one should have to live in fear.

It gives very practical advice on how to recognise patterns and behaviour of a stalker and gives some great practical advice on preventative measures and actions to take.

Sussex Police Stalking Leaflet

Veritas Stalking Tri-fold Leaflet

This downloadable PDF is the Veritas Tri-fold stalking leaflet.
It contains information about Veritas, Who Veritas is, the services it offers and useful contacts.

It also has general stalking info, stalking and the law and how Veritas can help.

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Stalking Protection Orders – Statutory Guidance for the Police

This guidance is designed to assist police officers to make appropriate and proportionate assessments when considering whether or not to apply for or to seek to vary an order.

The information within this guidance may also be relevant to assist the work of other criminal justice agencies and statutory bodies, as well as non-governmental and voluntary organisations which may be associated with victims or others affected by stalking behaviour.

Stalking Protection Orders Statutory Guidance

The Online Safety Act 2023

The Online Safety Act received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023, and has been passed to make provision for and in connection with the regulation by OFCOM of certain internet services; for and in connection with communications offences, and for connected purposes.

The Act provides for a new regulatory framework which has the general purpose of making the use of internet services regulated by this Act safer for individuals in the United Kingdom.

online safety act 2023

Code of Practice for Victims of Crime in England and Wales – Ministry of Justice – 2020

Presented to Parliament pursuant to section 33 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

This Code sets out enhanced entitlements for victims in the following categories because they are more likely to require enhanced support and services through the criminal justice process:

  • victims of the most serious crime;
  • persistently targeted victims; and
  • vulnerable or intimidated victims.
victims of crime code of practice 2020

Exploring the Relationship between Stalking and Homicide

Homicide Research Group at the University of Gloucestershire.

This research study looked at 358 cases of criminal homicide which occurred in the UK in the years 2012, 2013, and 2014. All cases included a female victim and male perpetrator. However, it is important to note that men and children can also be victims, and women can be perpetrators.

The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between stalking and homicide by tracking the frequency of certain characteristics in the antecedent histories.

Exploring the Relationship between Stalking and Homicide

Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking

A joint inspection by HMIC and HMCPSI

The inspection followed the typical progress of a victim’s journey from initial contact with the police to the end of the involvement with a prosecution (when one took place).

It included police and CPS awareness and understanding of harassment and stalking; measures and mechanisms to identify and protect victims; identifying and managing offenders; the investigation and prosecution of offences; and the leadership provided by forces and the CPS.

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Stalking and harassment – HMICFRS

Reviewing the progress the Police force has made following the publication of the 2017 report – ‘Living in fear – The police and CPS response to harassment and stalking.’

An inspection of Sussex Police commissioned by the police and crime commissioner, and an update on national recommendations in HMICFRS’s 2017 report and an inspection of the Sussex Police response to stalking and harassment.

It also covers the police and CPS response to the 2017 harassment and stalking national thematic inspection report.

See original report ‘Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking’ above.

Stalking and harassment

CPS Guidelines for Prosecutors on Stalking or Harassment

This prosecution guidance assists prosecutors with the general principles to be applied when making decisions about prosecutions involving stalking or harassment.

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