IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999
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.
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.
"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.