To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reviews of the handling of stalker cases involving (a) children and (b) adults being stalked are under way; when the reviews will be completed; and what guidance her Department has issued to police authorities on the need to review cases involving stalkers.
No specific reviews of the handling of cases involving children and adults being stalked have been commissioned by the Department.
The Government, however, are committed to tackling the incidence of stalking and harassment. The Home Office currently sits on the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Stalking and Harassment Working Group and has been working closely with them to develop a national risk identification toolkit to ensure that officers are able to apply risk assessments in all cases of stalking and harassment, allowing them to better predict levels of risk to victims.
Revised guidance outlining how police officers should investigate and deal with cases of harassment will be launched by ACPO in the autumn.