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

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/