The National Stalking Helpline has been established by Network for Surviving Stalking, Protection Against Stalking and Suzy Lamplugh Trust. It is the first national helpline to specialise in providing information and advice to victims of harassment and stalking as well as their friends and family.
is the national charity for personal safety. It aims to create a safer society and enable people to live safer lives, providing practical personal safety advice for everyone, everyday, everywhere.
Protection against Stalking (formerly The CRT Trust) works jointly with relevant agencies to increase awareness of Stalking and Harassment to ensure victims receive all the protection and help they need to rebuild their lives and live free of fear.
Visit http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/clairescampaign to support Claire Waxman’s on-line petition to make the following changes
- Vertical Prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service in stalking cases, where the same prosecutor sees cases trhough from the beginning to the end.
- A review of the guidelines on sentencing and the minimum and maximum jail terms that can be imposed.
The first web-site dedicated to helping victims of e-crime and on-line incidents. Useful information about staying safe on-line.
If you need to talk to someone in confidence, you can call The Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90. They are available 24 hours a day so you can call at any time of the day or night. If you prefer you can send an email to email@example.com and someone will reply to you within 24 hours. Alternatively you can write a letter to your local branch or drop in to a branch to talk.
This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has submitted a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics.
is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support and information to help you deal with your experience and also aim to promote and advance the rights of victims and witnesses in all aspects of criminal justice and social policy. Victim Support offers a comprehensive service and is committed to welcoming and involving minority and disadvantaged groups throughout the organisation.
is the Government department responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales. The purpose of the Home Office is to work with individuals and communities to build a safe, just and tolerant society enhancing opportunities for all and in which rights and responsibilities go hand in hand, and the protection and security of the public are maintained and enhanced.
‘Adviceguide’ gives basic advice and information on your rights. It gives you a broad outline of where you stand and what you can do, but if you cannot find what you are looking for there, you should contact a Citizens Advice Bureau directly. ‘Adviceguide’ has a link to www.nacab.org.uk where there is a directory of CABx which people can use to find their nearest bureau.
Federation of England (Women’s Aid) is the national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. Our mission is to advocate for abused women and children and to ensure their safety.
is packed with practical crime prevention tips and advice for you and your family. It also profiles crime fighting organisations across the UK and internationally and also offers support advice for those who have been affected by crime as well as a comprehensive A to Z of Drugs and a discussion forum.
Information for victims, witnesses and about the criminal justice process
services victims can expect to receive from the Criminal Justice System
help for victims
National Crime Victims Center, USA, Stalking Resource Centre
European forum for victim services with links to relevant countries’ organizations.