1 in 6 men and women experienced stalking within the last 12 months according to UK Criminal Justice Survey reports. Children are equally subjects of stalking.
Campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking was launched by Ann Moulds in 2009, having discovered that there was no legitimate support system in Scotland for victims of stalking. Having been through a terrorising stalking experience herself, Ann took matters into her own hands and successfully campaigned for the creation and inclusion of Section 39 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scot) Act 2010, which enables crimes of stalking to be prosecuted based on the stalker’s behaviour and the effects on the victim. This campaign has set the blueprint for legislations in England & Wales as well as in Europe.
Established as an umbrella charity in 2014 to champion the rights of victims affected by stalking and bringing to light the insidious criminal nature and impact of this crime, we have been the key driver for legislative change across the UK and the rest of Europe. Through our determination and hard work, stalking is now recognized as a high profile, high impact and highly prevalent crime.
Through excellent leadership and direction we will continue our good work to ensure we meet our key aims and objectives:
Act as intermediary between the victim and justice system, offering victims information, advice, guidance and signposting them to relevant support agencies
Deliver training, workshops, projects, awareness raising campaigns on the causes and impact of stalking
Develop early intervention strategies by addressing government and publicly funded bodies, the voluntary sector, private organisations, the general public, education and other relevant bodies, helping to contribute to subsequent reviews and feeding into policy consultations
Encourage governmental bodies to fulfil their obligations, legal or otherwise, to ensure the effective implementation of the stalking legislations in Scotland, England and Wales
Encourage statutory authorities and relevant agencies to improve response for victims of stalking
Connect victims, potential victims, professionals, education sectors, policy and decision-makers
To work with relevant national and international organisations and professionals to create a cohesive and effective proposition to combat the crime of stalking