08 July 2019
Following a motion to Equity’s 2018 Annual Representative Conference from the East of Scotland General Branch, we have this week published guidance for victims of stalking. Although stalking is uncommon and the majority of Equity members will never be affected, since the #MeToo revelations there has been an upswing in the number of members looking for advice on dealing with stalkers. Stalking is a criminal offence wherever you live in the UK. Being stalked is a distressing and in some cases life-changing situation.
Assistant General Secretary Matt Hood said, "The majority of our members are performers and it’s clear that their public profile, through television, film, stage or in clubs makes them more vulnerable to stalking than the average working person, plus the line between performance and person can become blurred. Our new guide aims to give our members the tools and confidence to report stalking."
Download the new guidance here:
If you are being stalked or think someone is developing stalker behaviour around you, you should contact the police immediately (call 999 in an emergency, otherwise call 101) and the National Stalking Helpline (0808 802 0300). Further sources of support can be found in the guide.