11% of adults in Scotland have experienced stalking behaviours
Help and Support
We provide a unique throughcare support service for victims of stalking. We understand the damage and trauma you may have experienced at the hands of a stalker.
It is our aim to help you take back control and return to normal life by offering practical and emotional support from our experienced practitioners.
Action Against Stalking provides high quality training at a fair price to enable others to build capacity and raise standards in the support of victims of stalking. We can deliver training in-house for clients, or through open courses and via distance learning.
Our programmes are delivered by accredited training professionals and are fully participative to maximise learning .
Surviving Stalking Podcast
Surviving Stalking is an AAS podcast focused on shining a light on the crime of stalking by interviewing professionals, researchers and stalking victim-survivors ensuring they have a safe space to share their stories.
We release new episodes every month so be sure to join us!
Hosted by Karen and Shelcy.
Support Our Work
You can help support the vital work Action Against Stalking delivers on behalf of victims of stalking by donating, fundraising or volunteering.
Find out more about the range of ways you can help victims of stalking by supporting us.
About Action Against Stalking
The purpose of Action Against Stalking is to establish a world where everyone has a right to live without fear of psychological or predatory threat.
We do this by:
educating and informing all about the harm caused to people’s lives by stalking
championing the rights of those affected by stalking
supporting victims of stalking
Action Against Stalking is a Scottish registered charity with an expert board including criminologists, academics and clinicians.
What is Stalking?
Stalking is defined in different ways in different legal jurisdictions but is commonly recognised as a course of conduct that causes another person fear or alarm on 2+ occasions, where the stalker intended, or should have known, that their conduct would cause fear or alarm.
Stalking is also recognised by behaviours that conform to the FOUR mnemonic: fixated obsessive, unwanted and repeated.
The Impact of Stalking
Stalking has a devastating impact on victims which can be the main goal of a stalker. Other offenders aren't interested in the feelings of the person being targeted and are only focused on their own motivations.
Popular culture can trivialise the seriousness of stalking and its physical, psychological and financial impact. This leaves victims isolated, struggling to have their experiences understood.