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Stalking Victims Urged ‘Trust Your Instinct’

Stalking victims are being urged to trust their instinct in a new campaign being launched today. It’s a crime that’s often not taken seriously but can ruin lives and even lead to murder, according to Network for Surviving Stalking  The charity has devised a quiz to help people identify stalking. “We know people still don’t [...]

Home Secretary Backs Launch of New Stalking Training Academy

The first national stalking training Academy has been launched with the backing of the Home Secretary. It brings together some of the world’s experts in this field to help better understand this devastating crime and help train those trying to tackle it.  Stalking affects more than a million people in the UK every year (British [...]

Get Safe Online Week 15th – 19th November 2010

Technology can bring people together… or a stalker to your door The explosion of online dating sites has led to a sudden increase of online harassment and cyber-stalking. Stalking type behaviours occur when someone becomes obsessed with another person. Stalking occurs in the ‘real’ and ‘on-line’ world and research shows both types of stalking can [...]

Cyber-Stalking Project Launched

Over 1 million women and 900,000 men are stalked in the UK every year** but until now there’s been very little research available about cyber-stalking. Today sees the launch of a research project expected to reveal the true extent of the problem.  The Electronic Communication Harassment Observation (ECHO) was commissioned by the charity Network for [...]

NSS Welcomes New CPS Guidance

The charity that represents UK Stalking victims and their families welcomes the publication by The Crown Prosecution Service of new guidelines for prosecutors on stalking and harassment.  Having consulted Network for Surviving Stalking and other groups and charities, the guidance now spells out the nature of stalking and it identifies various types of stalking behaviour – [...]

Help for Cyber-stalking Victims Secured

Following yesterday’s announcement of the closure of – the charity that helps victims of e-crime, Network for Surviving Stalking has stepped into the breach to enable its vital work to continue.   NSS has offered to take over the on-line harassment aspect of their work. Victims of on-line harassment and cyber-stalking will shortly be able to access information through  E-victims director [...]

UK’s first National Stalking Helpline is launched

The first dedicated information and advice service for people affected by stalking or harassment will start operating from today.  Launched as a result of a collaboration between Network for Surviving Stalking, Protection Against Stalking and Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the helpline  will offer information, advice and guidance for anyone affected by stalking and harassment via a [...]

Police must learn lessons from Clare Wood case

Network for Surviving Stalking urges Chief Police Officers in all force areas to promote the use of ACPO* guidelines on investigating stalking and harassment.  The call follows today’s Independent Police Complaints Commission report on the way Greater Manchester Police dealt with Clare Wood prior to her murder.  Clare was murdered by George Appleton in February [...]

Waxman case highlights plight of stalking victims

Following the sentencing of Elliot Fogel to sixteen weeks in prison for breaching a restraining order for the second time, Network for Surviving Stalking urges more be done to help stalking victims living in fear.  Claire Waxman has been stalked by Fogel over a period of seven years and has moved home 5 times in [...]

Wanted: Helpline Co-ordinator for Stalking Victims

Network for Surviving Stalking is working with Protection Against Stalking and Suzy Lamplugh Trust to set up the first dedicated helpline for stalking victims in the UK. The recruitment process for the Helpline co-ordinator is underway.  The advert reads,   “ This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in developing a national helpline service for victims of stalking and [...]

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