Theory of Change

During 2017 a number of steps were taken by statutory and non-statutory organisations to improve both individual and multi-agency responses to victims of stalking in Sussex. A key development has been establishing a multi-agency stalking and harassment working group which aims to identify gaps and areas for development.

In 2018 the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, along with the multi agency group, commissioned a piece of research to develop tools and learning that could be used to further the work to safeguard and support victims of stalking. The University of Gloucestershire’s Centre for Learning and Innovation in Public Protection (lead by Dr Jane Monckton Smith) took this forward.

They produced an interim report based on a Theory of Change model, identifying recommendations to take forward.