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.
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 (MASH) – 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