Stalking can be defined as persistent and unwanted attention that makes you feel upset and harassed. It includes behaviour that happens two or more times, directed at you by another person, which causes you to feel alarmed or distressed or to fear that violence might be used against you and lead to the following.
- Fearful for yourself, your family or friends.
- Feeling vulnerable.
- Feeling angry and frustrated.
- Impact upon work or education.
- Feeling unsafe in your home, place of work or in public places.
If you are being stalked or harassed by an ex partner or person you had a relationship with, this is viewed as domestic violence and the appropriate agencies to support you are listed under the Domestic Violence section.
If this is not the situation, the Victim Care and Advice Service will provide you with professional, personalised and independent support to help you cope and recover from the effects of a crime. A Victim Care Officer will meet with you and discuss your concerns or any questions that you might have. We will then work together to address those concerns, answer those questions and reduce the impact of the crime.