Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, is supporting the campaign behind this years National Stalking Awareness Week which focuses on raising awareness of stalking and the stories behind the statistics.
This year the Suzy Lamplugh Trust are focusing on increasing reporting levels, encouraging victims to talk about their experiences and access support from police and other statutory and voluntary organisations as well as calling on support services to make #ReportingStalking a priority in their local area. Currently the charity report that 73% of stalking victims experience 100 incidents before reporting.
Suzy Lamplugh Trust is a charity that runs the National Stalking Helpline, consisting of a small team of highly trained staff who provide support to victims of stalking. The charity is running a series of talks and free movie screenings to help educate the general public; the charity will deliver these events in unison with the National Stalking Consortium.
To find out more, or to donate to the charity, please visit: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/appeal/national-stalking-helpline-appeal
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I support the fantastic work of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and the support that they offer to victims of stalking. I was staggered by the fact that three-quarters of stalking victims experience 100 incidents or more before reporting their harassment to the authorities.”