Raising Awareness of Stalking

Please see below from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner:

In July 2022 the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner made a successful bid from the Home Office Safer Streets 4 Fund, securing nearly £100,000 for investment in a review of the response to stalking and harassment across North Yorkshire and York, in partnership with The Suzy Lamplugh Trust.

 As well as funding bespoke training for police officers and staff from partnership organisations, conducting victim-focused assessment, funding was also allocated for the creation of an awareness-raising resource.

As part of the latter, the Commissioner’s Office commissioned a production company called ‘Rural Media’ to create a film aimed at 16–24-year-olds raising awareness of stalking.

The film, titled ‘Just a Kiss’, is broken down into nine short episodes, which will be released day-by-day on social media starting on 12 October. Just a Kiss follows the story of a young university fresher who, having met a man on a night out, becomes the victim of stalking. The film chronicles how stalking can quickly escalate and impact the lives of victims and displays the perspective of friends and family .

Each episode of Just a Kiss will be available on our website www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/justakiss

Advice on identifying stalking, how to report stalking and where to find support if you have been a victim is available now: www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/justakiss

If you feel you may be a victim of stalking or harassment, visit www.supportingvictims.org, or call 01609 643 100