Tricia Bernal & Carol Faruqui's daughters Clare & Rana were stalked before being murdered by their former partners. The two Mothers co-founded the charity Protection Against Stalking (PAS) to raise awareness of stalking and prevent other parents experiencing the same tragic loss.
They were very successful; in record-breaking time PAS collaborated with others and campaigned to establish a national stalking helpline 0808 802 0300 (now managed by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust), introduce the offence(s) of stalking, develop nationally recognised training programmes for professionals and created a network of skilled advisors to assist stalking victims.
But the complex nature of stalking remains poorly understood and not recognised, evidenced by the recent murders of Shana Grice, Molly McLaren and Alice Ruggles. Dr. Jane Monckton-Smith reviewed over 350 criminal homicides between 2012 and 2014 and found stalking behaviour in the form of obsession and fixation evident in 94% of the cases.
EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION SAVES LIVES
Protection Against Stalking (PAS) needs your help and support to continue raising awareness of staking and to provide locally-based advocacy support to victims and their families at risk of stalking.
PAS is working with criminal justice, community safety & HR professionals and other organisations to improve knowledge and understanding of stalking and be able to differentiate between stalking and harassment.
PAS wants to ensure there is early recognition of and effective interventions for victims of stalking and they want to provide access to credible and reliable information on stalking and safety planning .