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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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Suzy Lamplugh Trust’s new London Stalking Support Service

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THE National Stalking Helpline run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust celebrated its 10th anniversary in April, and in that time, they have supported over 36,000 victims of stalking.

Stalking often goes unrecognised yet 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will be stalked at some point during their lifetime, with approximately 1.5 million people being stalked annually. The likelihood that someone you know is experiencing stalking is high, so it is very important that everyone knows what support services are available to support stalking victims.

At the beginning of 2020, the Suzy Lamplugh Trust received funding from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to launch the London Stalking Support Service. This runs alongside the National Stalking Helpline specifically for victims of stalking living in the London boroughs. To complement the new service, an online tool (https://www.suzylamplugh.org/Pages/Category/am-i-being-stalked) has been created, which provides details of services available across London by borough. Over the course of 2020, the tool will be translated into multiple languages to ensure that language is not a barrier to accessing stalking support and also expanded to include details of local services across the UK.

Since its launch, the number of people contacting London Stalking Support has increased each month, and an increasing number of Londoners are using the online tool. With the tool offering a new way to get information, particularly aimed at those who may not feel comfortable speaking to someone or who may not initially recognise what they are experiencing as stalking, we are able to reach out to more victims and provide advice and support when needed.

Stalking is a complex crime with long-term, wide-ranging impacts. Many victims will have experienced 100 incidents before they report to the police. London Stalking Support and the new online tool will mean more victims can get the help they need.  In addition, the more people that know and understand what stalking is, the more likely it is that it will be recognised sooner.  Early intervention is crucial in stalking cases and can save lives.

Suky Bhaker, CEO of Suzy Lamplugh Trust said:

“London Stalking Support and the online tool, mean that we can provide advice and support to more victims of stalking. We want to ensure that support is available to assist victims to better understand their experience and to access vital information and advice at any stage in their journey. We hope that the addition of these will empower and enable those seeking support to contact specialist services such as the Helpline or report to the police. The National Stalking Helpline and London Stalking Support Service are here to support all victims of stalking.”

If you, or someone you know, is being stalked, contact us on 0808 802 0300 or complete our online form (https://www.suzylamplugh.org/forms/national-stalking-helpline-enquiry-form).

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