If someone is pestering you with repeated acts that are unwanted, intrusive or causing you distress, alarm or fear – it’s possible you have a “Stalker”. This website has information on recognising a potential stalker and what do to if you fear you have one.
Paladin is a trauma-informed service established to assist high risk victims of stalking in England and Wales. Our unique team of accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure that high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe. Stalking is a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear, it is when one person becomes fixated or obsessed with another and the attention is unwanted. Threats may not be made but victims may still feel scared. Importantly threats are not required for the criminal offence of stalking to be prosecuted.
Protection against Stalking works jointly with relevant agencies to increase awareness of Stalking and Harassment to ensure victims receive all the protection and help they need to rebuild their lives and live free of fear.
As with all crimes, we can give you both practical help and support to help you find the strength to go on. We understand what it's like to be on the receiving end of stalking or harassment from dealing with countless other victims and we won't need convincing that you need help. We can also help you find ways to put an end to the problem. The most important thing is to recognise that you are being targeted in this way and to take steps to deal with as quickly as you can.
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Voice4Victims was set up by campaigner, Claire Waxman to provide advocacy and support to victims navigating through the criminal justice system and to stalking victims facing vexatious complaints through the family and civil courts. It has also spearheaded the victims' rights campaign for a Victims' Law. Many victims have had appalling experiences at the hands of the Criminal Justice System and feel as if they have been ‘re-victimised’, ‘marginalised’ and ‘ re-abused’ by the justice process. We are therefore urging ALL victims of crime to have their voice heard and complete a victim’s rights online survey about their experience as a victim in the Criminal Justice System. This survey will give us evidence to prove that a victims code is not robust enough to protect the rights of victims and that a Victims Rights Law, supported by training of all agencies that engage with victims, is well overdue. We feel that a Victims Rights Law will re-address the imbalance of rights and create a justice system fair to all.