Stalking & Harassment

What is Stalking?

Stalking can take place in many forms in the workplace. Some stalkers are colleagues or clients of the victim, others are individuals who are unrelated to the workplace but who make contact with the victim there because of ease of access or to cause them further distress.

Stalking can consist as any type of behaviour including: nuisance telephone calls, sending excessive emails, being followed, sending gifts or letters, death threats, making false complaints to employers/police or other officials, abuse of and through social networking sites, visiting home/place of work, blackmail, physical and sexual assault. If the behaviour is persistent and clearly unwanted causing fear, harassment or anxiety then it is stalking.

There are a range of personal safety tips and information about stalking that can be downloaded for free from The Suzy Lamplugh Trust

  • How to get help

    The Police

    You can report Stalking in the following ways:

    Remember to always to call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

    Specialist Services

    If you’ve been affected by domestic or sexual abuse or violence contact The Portal to find out more about the help, advice and support available. The Portal is a partnership of leading Sussex Domestic and Sexual Abuse Charities including RISE, which also offers a range of other services in Brighton & Hove.

    To contact The Portal, call Freephone 0300 323 9985 or email info@theportal.org.uk.

    Veritas Justice was incorporated in 2014 aiming to assist victims of stalking in Brighton & Hove.  Veritas aims to raise awareness, inform and educate organisations and individuals on the challenges faced by victims of stalking and harassment and the considerable impact on families and children. It also aims to advocate for people, empower and enable individuals to make informed decisions within the criminal and civil and family justice systems.

    To contact Veritas Justice, call 01273 766 633 or email info@veritas-justice.co.uk

    Children

    Find out about the support available for you and your family and how to get the help you need. Contact the Early Help on 01273 292632

    If are a member of the public and are concerned about a child's welfare, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01273 290400

    Adults

    Report abuse or neglect of an adult online or by calling Access Point, the contact centre for Adult Social Care services, on 01273 295555.

    Nationally

    National Stalking Helpline

    0808 802 0300

    The National Stalking Helpline provides information and guidance to anyone affected by harassment or stalking.

    www.stalkinghelpline.org/

    Paladin NSAS         

    0207 840 8960

    Paladin was established to assist high risk victims of stalking in England Wales. Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure that high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.

    http://paladinservice.co.uk/