Are You Being Stalked?
If someone’s behaviour is making you feel uncomfortable, you should take it seriously.
You might think you’re making a ‘fuss over nothing’ but stalking starts with ‘petty or trivial” incidents - for example repeatedly being sent texts or emails, phone calls or being followed.
It’s tempting to ignore the problem and hope it goes away; especially if it’s someone you know, like an ex-boyfriend or husband – maybe the father of your children BUT experience tells us that reporting this behaviour as soon as you feel worried is the best way to protect everyone concerned.
Stalking is against the law in the UK. There is help available. You will be listened to.
What You Should Do
The National Stalking Helpline can help. Call the team on 0808 802 0300
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This web-site contains information that can help you work out if you’re being stalked and whether you may be in danger. It also contains advice about what to expect if you contact the police about a stalking case.
Help Us Get The Right Messages Across About Stalking
Do you think the public understands stalking? Is it accurately portrayed in the media? Do you find that despite stalking now being a criminal offence, there’s still a failure by those in authority to identify what’s happening? Maybe it took you a long time to realise that’s what was happening to you and better access to clearer information would have helped? If you have views on any of the above or ideas about how we can improve communications to the public or amongst partners within the third sector, we want to hear from you.
Network for Surviving Stalking in partnership with Action Scotland Against Stalking, the White Ribbon Campaign and Women’s Aid is leading a national consultation project funded by Awards for All and The Allen Lane Foundation around communications on stalking.
The consultation will be carried out in Autumn/Spring 14/15. If you would like to take part,email us.