Who we are
Meet the individuals and organisations working with us to support victims of stalking
Action Against Stalking was founded and run by our inspirational CEO, Ann Moulds, and a small team of operational staff, working together with our trustees, volunteers, expert advisors and partners.
Meet the operational team
Anne Moulds - Founder and CEO
Ann's professional background is in Psychology and Clinical Behavioural Psychotherapy, training and development. It was after Ann's experience of being the victim of a long and horrendous stalking campaign that she launched her award-winning Campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking in 2009 with the overall aim of having stalking recognised as a specific criminal offence within Scots law and to give the victim identity and a voice within the Criminal Justice Process.
Campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking quickly became a national and international campaign, and over the past five years, Ann and her team have contributed to some major breakthroughs:
The introduction of the 'Offence of Stalking' Sec 39 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010
The introduction of stalking into the Council of Europe's European Convention to Combat Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence
The introduction of two new offences of stalking into the Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012 in England & Wales.
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 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.
As Development Officer my main responsibility is to raise the profile of Action Against Stalking and the work that we do through managing communications such as 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 virtual CAAS International Conference and Summit from Tuesday 20th - Thursday 22nd April 2021.
Marketing Communications Officer
As Marketing Communications Officer my main responsibility is to enhance the charities Digital Marketing and communications to promote the charities work and increase participation. My main goal is to grow engagement and therefore spread awareness of the charity and stalking more generally. Currently working on the virtual CAAS International Conference and Summit from Tuesday 20th - Thursday 22nd April 2021.
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:
Alistair McKie, Kevin Quinn, Adrian Searle, Andrew Singleton, Gordon Walker and Mandy Yule.
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.
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.
Hamish Brown MBE, Ann Galbraith, Professor Paul Martin CBE DUniv MBA DMS, Det Mike Proctor, Niven Rennie, and Rev Graham Sawyer.
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.