Stalking

Advice for someone who is being stalked

Stalking is unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group towards another person. Stalking behaviours are related to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them. Unlike other crimes, which usually involve one act, stalking is a series of actions that occur over a period of time. Stalking can be perpetrated by men and women and occur over a month or many years. Victims can be and age or gender and from any background.

Harassment of an individual can also occur when a person is harassing others connected with the individual, knowing that this behaviour will affect their victim as well as the other people that the person appears to be targeting their actions towards. This is known as ‘stalking by proxy’. Family members, friends and colleagues of the victim may be subjected to this.

Support for safeguarding adults is provided by Focus.

The Single Point of Access (SPA) is available 24/7 all year round, including bank holidays. The staff are based locally and have local knowledge.  Health (including Nurses and Therapists) Social Care and Mental Health professionals are available for advice and support.

More information

Humberside Policy Non-emergency – 101

North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid  – 01472 575757

National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247

The Samaritans  – Freephone 116 123 or Local 01472 353111

Police Domestic Violence Officer (9am – 5pm) – 01472 721224 / 721227

Housing advice – 01472 326296 option 1

Children’s Services (FFAP) – 01472 326292 option 2

Victim Support – 01472 250251 or 356549

Citizens Advice Bureau – 0344 411 1444

National Centre for Domestic Violence – 0800 970 2070

Respect  – 08088024040

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327