John Dwyer backs the work of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner and candidate in the election on Thursday 5th May, John Dwyer, has signed up to back the important work of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
Commenting, John said:
"Throughout my time as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, I've worked hard to put the needs of victims at the forefront of my strategy across the county. I've pioneered new services for victims and invested in projects to both prevent crime and support those who are affected by it. I'm proud, today, to back the fantastic work of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and their personal safety campaigns. With 1 in 5 women and 1 in 12 men stalked in their lifetime in Britain, I pledge to improve the response of Cheshire Constabulary to stalking crimes."
About the Suzy Lamplugh Trust
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the national personal safety charity and was launched in 1986 by Paul and Diana Lamplugh after their estate agent daughter Suzy disappeared after she went to meet an unknown client. To date Suzy’s body has not been found and she was legally declared dead in 1993. Paul and Diana founded Suzy Lamplugh
Trust to campaign, educate and support people to help reduce the risk of violence and aggression in society.
Over the past 30 years, Suzy Lamplugh Trust has been at the forefront of campaigning for the licensing of minicabs and protection for victims of stalking. They train organisations and individuals in personal safety through training for lone workers, published guidance and workplace support. They work in partnership with other charities and organisations to campaign for changes in policies and laws that will improve safety and provide support to groups at risk of violence and aggression through a range of community projects.
The Trust have run the National Stalking Helpline since its launch in April 2010. The National Stalking Helpline is the first nationwide service in the world dedicated to providing expert support to victims of stalking. Since the Helpline was launched we have provided help to over 14,000 people.
Find out more about their work by visiting www.suzylamplugh.org