Every year National Stalking Awareness Week, raises awareness around different issues related to stalking. We support and help to promote this campaign with The Suzy Lamplugh Trust. They are the UK’s pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority.
The trust was established in 1986, following the disappearance of 25-year-old Suzy Lamplugh, an estate agent who went to meet a client and never returned. The trust has a long history of working within the Violence Against Women and Girls sector. This is because it is believed that Suzy may have been targeted by a stalker.
This year (2022) their Bridging the Gap campaign highlights the important role that stalking advocates have in bridging the gap between victims and the criminal justice system. This role is integral in ensuring that victims remain empowered and they help to navigate police investigations and court hearings.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust also run The National Stalking Helpline that they set up in 2010. It is a free service offering advice for victims of stalking. You can phone them on 0808 802 0300 or visit Ways to contact us | Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
In the Police and Crime Plan for Wiltshire and Swindon, the Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Wilkinson, has prioritised reducing violence and serious harm. Watch our video on how he plans on doing this with Wiltshire Police #MakingWiltshireSafer