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Our services

These are the things we do to support victims of stalking and challenge stalking behaviours

At Action Against Stalking we are experts in what stalking is, why it's such a devastating crime, and why it's so important to support victims of stalking. We work tirelessly to provide care for victims and to increase wider understanding of the threat that stalking presents. 

Our Vision:

 

Our vision is to eradicate all forms of stalking from our society as we believe people have the right to live a life without fear. 


Our Mission

 

Our mission is to lead the way in advancing recognition of stalking, championing the rights of stalking victims globally and supporting those who are or have been victims of stalking. 

The services we provide help us to reach our key aims and objectives. 

Supporting victims


Our Throughcare Support Officer is a registered mental health professional who provides confidential, specialised, and free counselling to stalking victims.

 

This support is provided via our Helpline (0800 820 2427), by email (support@actionagainststalking.org) or via the Contact Form or completing our Digital Victim Impact Box questionnaire here on our website. 


We provide throughcare support through the creation and implementation of the Digital Victim Impact Box (DVIB) which allows our Throughcare Support Officer to support victims through online work-books designed to stop the stalker and help victims take back control of their lives. 


Training

 

Stalking can happen anywhere, regardless of sex, race or social context. We provide accredited training to professionals in a range of sectors to increase understanding of the threat of stalking and how to support victims. Topics include:

 

  • Stalking Awareness

  • ‘What is Stalking?’ and Recognising Stalking Behaviours

  • Stalker and Victim - Managing the dynamic interplay

  • Cyberstalking

  • Victim Impact Box - how to use it for best effect

  • Stalking typologies

  • Ex-partner stalking

  • Stalking in the workplace

  • Developing policies and procedures for handling workplace stalking

  • Dealing with the stalker from an organisational perspective

  • Awareness-raising in companies and institutions.

 

Advocacy

 

Our staff and trustees act as advocates for victims of stalking, giving survivors a voice in discussions on policy, legislation and practice with government, local authorities, healthcare providers, institutions and organisations in the public, private and third sectors, at a national and international level.

 

Educating the public

 
Wider understanding of the impact of stalking on victims, recognition of stalking behaviours and strategies on how to combat stalking is essential in the fight against a such a devastating crime. Action Against Stalking is committed to building public knowledge of stalking and its impact through campaigns, media engagement, projects and events.

 

Research

 

We understand the importance of robust, peer-reviewed research into all aspects of stalking and its impact of people's lives. Through the Centre for Action Against Stalking, our annual conference and other projects, we seek to engage with academics, criminal justice organisations, law makers and others, worldwide, to increase evidence-based understanding of stalking, the most effective ways of challenging its behaviours and supporting its victims.