We provide a free and confidential advice and support service.

Understanding the context of stalking behaviours is crucial to effective safety planning and risk management.

stalking Victim support services in Sussex

Practical advice for victims

  • Trust your instincts
  • Keep a diary of all incidents and their impact on your daily life (Download here)
  • Preserve all communications and gifts as they are useful evidence
  • Never think that it is not serious if there is no physical violence
  • Don’t mediate or engage with the stalker unless unavoidable
  • Tell your friends, family and work colleagues of the situation so that they can help you stay safe
  • Be aware of how much of your personal information is available online
  • Don’t block any online communication channels between yourself and the stalker (e.g. email, social media, phone number) – this can be used as evidence as a pattern of behaviour and they may find another way to contact you
  • Change passwords on your devices, accounts and social media ( more info here)
  • Regularly check your privacy settings on mobile apps and social networking sites
  • Get device checked if you suspect that they have been compromised
  • Report all incidents to the Police at the earliest opportunity
  • IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999 or 101 in a non-emergency
    or report it online by clicking here
  • Contact Veritas for further support and advice.
stalking advice and resources sussex

"There were 1467 recorded stalking offences between April 2018- April 2019 in Sussex alone."
HMICFRS 2019 - Sussex Police inspection

How we can help

  • Listen to your concerns
  • Carry out a risk assessment
  • Devise a safety plan
  • Be your voice in the system

The services we offer

  • Advocacy & advice for service users
  • IT interventions
  • Cyber and online safety information
  • Recovery, resilience & peer support groups
  • Training and workshops for organisations

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.

Veritas Justice is one of the services listed on Safe Space Sussex providing access to support for people when they are at their most vulnerable