This session is provided as a half day for businesses and communities and between 90-120 minutes for schools. Itt covers all the elements of stalking including a comprehensive insight into what stalking is, the effect on the victim and their families and loved ones and how to safely support someone you may suspect of being a victim.
There is no official definition of stalking, however, it is generally accepted to be ‘a pattern of repeated and persistent unwanted behaviour that is intrusive and engenders fear. It involves one individual becoming fixated or obsessed with another where the attention is unwanted’. Even if there is no threat, this is stalking and it is a crime.
This half-day workshop will be introduced with an in-depth presentation consisting of Hollie’s story; what is stalking; stalking legislation; types of behaviour; types of stalkers; reporting stalking; disclosure; do’s and don’ts and the six golden rules. We will look at recent research and the connection between stalking and homicide.
Three interactive workshops will follow:
– Stalking Behaviours where we will look at various types of behaviours that stalkers exhibit, their motivation and why early identification and intervention is vital.
– How these behaviours Impact on the Victim and affect their everyday life.
– We will delve into what action can be taken to help safeguard the victim through Safety Planning. We will also cover responding to being stalked and what action can be taken to help prevent it continuing. Finally, we will look at what to do if you know of someone who is being stalked and what support is available.
We are delighted that the Working Without Fear programme is a fully certified CPD course. Feedback from the assessor:
”A well-planned course that should achieve its learning objectives.”
Laura Richards, Co-founder and Director of Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service
“Nick is an inspiration. Following his daughter, Hollie, being stalked and brutally murdered in 2014, Nick set up the Hollie Gazzard Trust to raise awareness and ensure that no other young person experiences domestic abuse and stalking. To this end Nick has delivered high impact sessions on our university accredited Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker training, ‘Behind Closed Doors’ events and ‘Beyond the Bruises’ training on the new coercive control legislation. Nick is a true light and a change agent who inspires others to learn the lessons and be better at their jobs and I feel privileged to know and work with him.”