Paladin – National Stalking Advocacy Service CIC
Paladin assists high risk victims of stalking throughout England and Wales. A number of Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers (ISACs) ensure high risk victims of stalking are supported and that a coordinated community response is developed locally to keep victims and their children safe.
Stalkers steal lives and also take lives, if their behaviour remains unchecked and they are allowed to escalate. In many cases this has resulted in serious violence, rape and in some cases murder. This is about homicide prevention and this unique stalking advocacy service will not only save lives, it will also save money by ensuring a co-ordinated response and the appropriate support for victims.
Before referring a case to Paladin, please visit our referrals page for further information.
Read the key headlines from the Stalking Law: Two Years on here
Laura Richards CEO of Paladin, National Stalking Advocacy Service said, ‘Stalking is insidious and terrifying and yet many still do not understand it or even know about the stalking laws. Two years on failure to identify stalking – the fixation and obsession – puts victims further at risk and can result in serious harm and murder as we have seen in the cases of Helen Pearson, Caroline Parry and Hollie Gazzard.
Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign
Serious Crime Bill update
The Serious Crime Bill, including Clause 73 regarding the offence of “Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship”, has completed its journey through Parliament. It received Royal Assent on Tuesday 3 March. The new offence will be implemented in approximately six months or so.
The Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign spearheaded by Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service, the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation and Women’s Aid Campaign team is really pleased to see it go through its final Parliamentary stages and will be working closely with the Home Office, Crown Prosecution Service and Ministry of Justice to ensure statutory guidance on the offence reflects the experiences of survivors.
Laura Richards, CEO of Paladin said: “This is a huge achievement for the Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign team and for all the survivors who supported and helped inform the campaign. Thank you to all who supported the campaign, ensuring future victims will be better protected”.
Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign achieves criminalisation of coercive control
Thu, 18th Dec 14
The Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign is celebrating a significant breakthrough today, as the Government announced a new domestic violence law criminalising patterns of coercive, controlling and psychological abuse. The announcement is designed to clarify and strengthen the law on abuse, to drive a culture change ensuring that no form of abuse can be perpetrated without criminal sanction. The Campaign by Women’s Aid, the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation, and Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service, has been calling for this change, to better protect women who experience domestic violence. Read more here
READ THE HOME OFFICE PRESS RELEASE here
Serial Perpetrator Order and Register Campaign
Paladin are currently campaigning for a serial stalking perpetrators register and serial offenders order to protect victims and future victims. To learn more about this campaign, please click here. Sign the petition to Theresa May to get a register and order at Change.org here.
A statement from the board regarding the most recent press article in the Mail on Sunday
‘The board of Paladin has been aware of the Harry Fletcher situation for some time. We are entirely supportive of Laura Richards, the Chief Executive of Paladin.’
Lady Edwina Grosvenor announced as new patron for National Stalking Advocacy Service. For more information see Media and News section