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Trustees

Dr Waiyin Hatton, Chair:

Waiyin’s belief in giving back to the community is clear in the roles she has taken on over the years. She is currently Chair of West College Scotland and also a Board Director for Scottish Chamber of Commerce. Previous roles include President, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce; First Chair, Institute of Healthcare Management (Scotland); Chair, former Kilmarnock College; Vice-Chair, Ayrshire College; Board Director, Sportscotland and British Swimming.

 

Our AAS Trustees are: 

Pamela Anderson, Nicki Beveridge, Susan Chan, Alistair McKie, Kevin Quinn, Adrian Searle, Andrew Singleton, Gordon Walker and Mandy Yule.

Global partners

Apart from the UK, we are working with our counterparts in Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, America, Australia and Japan. We work closely with Victim Support Europe, The Council of Europe, European Parliament and the European Commission.

Expert Advisors

The Expert Advisors of AAS are: 
Hamish Brown MBE, Ann Galbraith, Professor Paul Martin CBE DUniv MBA DMS, Det Mike Proctor, Niven Rennie, and Rev Graham Sawyer.

Meet the Operational Team

Throughcare Support Officer

As an Action Against Stalking Throughcare Support Officer my main responsibility is to support victims of stalking that contact the service via our website, our national helpline 0800 820 2427 or our support@actionagainststalking.org email. I offer professional and confidential support to victims dealing with various and complex stalking situations. My goal is to support victims and empower their response to their stalking experience. We also direct and signpost victims to the relevant authorities and other support agencies if necessary.

Development Lead  

As Development Lead my main responsibility is to raise the profile of and funds for Action Against Stalking. I work with the CEO Ann Moulds and the Board of Trustees on fundraising, policy and practice, training, communications, social media, and website content. My goal is to promote the work of Action Against Stalking and to encourage and build partnerships and collaborations both internally and externally with other support agencies, sharing knowledge and expertise and influencing policy and practice nationally and internationally. Currently planning the AAS International Conference 2021 and seeking partners and sponsors for this high profile event.

Development Officer  

As Development Officer my main responsibility is to raise the profile of Action Against Stalking and the work that we do through creating engaging social media and website content. My main goal is to promote the life changing support that Action Against Stalking provides to victims as well as reinforce Action Against Stalking’s key objectives; to help stalking victims regain control of their lives and to share professional knowledge and expertise with agencies involved in this sector. Currently working on the hybrid actual/ virtual AAS International Conference on Thursday 22nd April 2021.

Honorary Patron

In 2016, Dame Elish Angiolini became the Honorary Patron of Action Against Stalking (AAS). Originally from Govan, Glasgow, she is currently the Principal of St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford.

Dame Elish is the ideal choice for the role of Honorary Patron as she has shown great empathy and interest in improving the support offered to vulnerable victims and witnesses, in particular where children have been involved. She piloted the Victim Liaison scheme which was subsequently extended throughout Scotland.

 

We greatly believe that Dame Elish's high profile, substantial track record and standing will help us raise greater awareness on stalking and the rights of victims to be treated justly.

Scottish National Stalking Group

SNSG is the first anti-stalking forum of its kind in the UK. It was founded and launched by Ann Moulds in 2011 who continues to chair the group.

The overall aim is to provide strategic direction, leadership, and momentum to progressing the actions required to integrate the Stalking Act Sec 39.

The formation of the SNSG forum is a proactive and innovative approach towards helping address some of these complicated issues. For victims of stalking, it is recognition that their voices have been heard by the relevant national organisations, and their need for safety and support will be the driving force behind the good work this group intends to achieve.

SNSG is supported by Scottish Government and the Scottish Executive. SNSG is part of the UK Stalking Alliance alongside key Criminal Justice and victim support agencies in England & Wales. It holds close links with the Home Office London, Violent and Youth Crime Prevention Unit (VYCPU) as well as the Crime and Policing Group to help raise awareness to stalking across the UK.

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