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How we’re working with others to ‘Join Forces Against Stalking’

National Stalking Week is a campaign run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, whose mission is to reduce the risk of abuse, aggression, and violence – with a focus on stalking and harassment – through education, campaigning, and support.

Support if you are being stalked

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust run a National Stalking Helpline via phone and online form; a free service offering advice for victims of stalking. You can read more about the trust and helplines here.

What is stalking?

Stalking is where someone repeatedly behaves in a way that makes you feel scared, distressed, or threatened.  It can happen booth on or offline.

This year, the campaign theme of National Stalking Week is “Join Forces Against Stalking”.  As an office we would like to raise awareness of some of the commissioned support services we fund who provide support for those affected by stalking.

Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity which offers emotional and practical support for victims of crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). The service offers support with current and historical crime.

Young Victims Service (YVS)

The YVS support young people aged 5 to 18 years old who have been victims of crime, ASB or domestic abuse. They ensure children and young people have appropriate, practical, and emotional support to help them cope and recover from their experience. The service supports with current and historical crime.

This Is Not an Excuse – Domestic Abuse Services

A lot of stalking offences are domestic-related, with the perpetrator and victim being know to each other, and may link to domestic abuse related crimes. You can find a dedicated website with details of domestic abuse services within your area here: Help in your area — This Is Not An Excuse

Other support available

You can view our other services we commission here: Victim Services Commissioned by the OPCC | OPCC for Avon and Somerset (

You can report crime anonymously to crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can report crime to the police by calling 999 if it’s an emergency or 101 for a non-emergency. You can also report to the police via their online form. You can report feeling unsafe in the street safe app, completely anonymously.