We run the National Stalking Helpline
The National Stalking Helpline offers information and guidance to anybody in the UK who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking through a freephone number and email facility. We respond to over 3,500 requests for help every year. For more information about this service, click here.
We work with people at increased risk of violence and aggression
Staying Safe With Other People is a peer training programme aimed at adults with learning disabilities, who can often be vulnerable to other people taking advantage of them. We’re working with adults with learning disabilities and the professionals who work directly with this group to develop a brand new personal safety training programme which is accessible and appropriate.
We have worked in several counties to support victims of stalking – or those at heightened risk of being stalked, such as victims of domestic violence – to stay safe. This has included delivering stalking awareness and personal safety workshops in refuges, distributing safety packs to victims of stalking, and training frontline professionals so that they are able to respond more effectively to victims of stalking who approach them.
We deliver community projects
For example, the PLAN Project is a peer education programme for young people aged between 14 and 22. We are training clusters of young people in communities across the country on a range of personal safety issues including how they can go out into their school, college or community to help other young people to stay safe. For more information about the PLAN Project, click here.
We also deliver free personal safety training for staff and volunteers of small charities around the UK. These groups often have members of staff and volunteers who go out on their own into the community. This can involve entering other people’s homes and going into unknown situations with vulnerable client groups so it’s vital that they have strategies and tools to keep themselves safe. If you are a small charity and would like some personal safety training for your staff/volunteers, click here for more details.
For more information please visit the Suzy Lamplugh Trust website.