National Stalking Awareness Week 2021 focused on the effects of the pandemic upon stalkers and their victims. Lockdown has seen many stalkers change their behaviour: in particular there has been a big increase in cyberstalking. Life has become even more difficult for many victims.

By identifying and highlighting these changes, many of which are likely to be long-term, and by sharing best practice in dealing with them, NSAW 2021 aimed to improve the improve the response of statutory and frontline services as well as that of the criminal justice system going forward.


Events during NSAW 2021

The Alice Ruggles Trust, along with other members of the National Stalking Consortium, organised a range of campaigns and events during NSAW 2021, including:

  • Dynamics between the stalker and the victim. An international conference and summit organised by Action Against Stalking.
  • Unmasking stalking: a changing landscape. A mini-conference organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
  • Hidden homicides among young people. The first in a new monthly lecture series organised by the Alice Ruggles Trust.


Our own events during NSAW 2021

For the Alice Ruggles Trust it was a busy week. As well as carrying out a range of press, radio and TV interviews:



  • we launched SAfEE, two new short courses providing qualifications on stalking awareness for professionals and aspiring professionals working with young people;






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Posted in News on Apr 24, 2021