The Trust, in conjunction with the Cheshire Integrated Anti-Stalking Unit (IASU), is launching a major new training initiative entitled Working Together Against Stalking. We are offering flexible full-day or half-day training packages to UK police and other agencies seeking to review and improve their response to cases of stalking. There are a wide variety of types of—and motivations for—stalking, and they require different actions to prevent an escalation. Only by understanding the nature, motivation and purpose of a particular stalking episode can the risks be managed effectively.
IASU is a collaborative service delivered by Cheshire Constabulary and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. It is part of a 2-year proof-of-concept project known as MASIP (Multi-Agency Stalking Interventions Programme) in which three police forces, three NHS Trusts and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, working in partnership, have been funded by the Police Transformation Fund to pilot innovative responses to stalking. The initiative, which is the first of its kind worldwide, aims to improve responses to stalking across the criminal justice system and the health sector through a range of interventions with stalkers.
Enquiries are welcome from now onwards (see the brochure) and courses will be available from February.