Consultation outcome

Introducing a stalking protection order

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Introducing a stalking protection order: summary of responses

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Impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises responses received for the consultation ‘Introducing a stalking protection order’.

It outlines:

  • the background to the consultation
  • a summary of the responses received
  • the government’s plans following the consultation

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the introduction of a new stalking protection order to offer protection to victims of stranger stalking.

Documents

Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the introduction of new measures to offer better protection to victims of ‘stranger stalking’.

In 2012, the Home Office introduced 2 new offences of stalking into the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. Since then, training has been provided to police and prosecutors, and prosecutions under the new offences have begun to increase.

For cases of ‘stranger stalking’ there are fewer interim measures available to offer protection to victims and place restrictions or positive obligations on the perpetrator. We are now seeking views on whether the introduction of a stalking protection order will address this issue and provide the required protection to victims.

We will be particularly pleased to hear from:

  • victims of stalking
  • organisations representing victims
  • the police
  • criminal justice practitioners
  • frontline workers such as mental health workers
  • service providers
  • local authorities

Ways to respond

You can respond online

You can also email your views to:

VAWGENQUIRIES@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Or you can write to us at:

New measures to tackle stalking consultation
5th Floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF