‘Talking Stalking’ — West Midlands Police invite businesses to attend a free one day event on ‘Stalking and Harassment’

Sentinel is a West Midlands Police initiative which aims to raise awareness of hidden crimes in order to better gather intelligence, support victims and tackle perpetrators. 

On Wednesday 28th March 2018 West Midlands Police Sentinel will be hosting a FREE conference to raise awareness of Stalking and Harassment and especially the risks this presents in the workplace. It is keen to promote this event to businesses and employers.

Stalking is far more common than most people think. Research has shown that of those stalkers who are not actually colleagues nearly half will present at their victim’s workplace. This creates risk not only for the victim but also for other staff who may have to interact with the stalker if they do turn up to the premises.

A stalking policy is important for maintaining a safe environment for all members of staff. If there is one in place for members of staff to use, it will help to ensure that issues/incidents are dealt with in an appropriate way and minimise risk to both the stalking victim and their colleagues and/or manager. This conference will help you spot the signs of stalking and harassment and will equip you with the knowledge you need in order to protect staff and ensure their safety and best support victims of stalking or harassment.

Join West Midlands Police on 28th March 2018 at Tally Ho Sports and Social Club, Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7RN between 9.00am and 3.30pm, to learn more about how you can safeguard your staff from stalking and harassment and improve the efficiency of your business.

Agenda & speakers include:

West Midlands Police Journey: Detective Inspector Jennifer Bean, WMP, Force SPOC for Stalking & Harassment.
Conditional Caution Interventions: Inspector Nicola Lloyd, WMP, Criminal Justice Services.
Commissioning Specialist Services: Nikki Penniston and Sara Ward, Black Country Women’s Aid.
CPS Case Studies and Lessons Learnt: Jason Corden-Bowen.
National Centre Domestic Violence (NCDV) and Civil Interventions: Karen Payne.
A Victim’s Perspective: Holly Taylor-Dunn, University of Worcester.
My Story: Forensic Psychologist Kerry Daynes.
Cyber Stalking: Emma Short and Professor Jim Barnes, University of Bedfordshire.
Work based/business Stalking & Harassment, Employer’s duties and responsibilities and safety planning: Rachel Griffin- Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

This event is free.

To book a place please email the West Midlands Police Events Team — send mail.

Article on managing stalking in the workplace, Rachel Griffin, director, Suzy Lamplugh Trust

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