Advice For Stalking Victims
As of the 25th of November 2012 amendments to the Protection from Harassment Act have been made that makes stalking a specific offence in England and Wales for the first time.
A huge amount of help and information can be found at the National Stalking Helpline website at:
If you feel that you are a victim of stalking, we would recommend having a good read of the above site.
The main highlights to note are:
- the helpline number is 0808 802 0300 and is open 09:30 to 16:00 weekdays (13:00 to 16:00 on Wed)
- if in immediate danger call 999
- victims should keep a log of every incident, no matter how small. We would suggest as a minimum detailing date, time, place, nature of harassment, how it made you feel.
- after you have told your stalker once clearly and firmly that you no longer wish to have any contact with them try not to engage with or meet them again.
The club would also like to please ask that even if you think that you have the stalking situation under control, that you report it to the Club Welfare officers, and keep us updated of developments. One of the main reasons for this is that the stalker may at some point turn their attention to someone else, who may be more vulnerable than you and may not know who to turn to for advice.