We aim to further the interests of stalking victims and perpetrators, and of the criminal justice system, through state-of-the-art risk assessment and by the expert treatment and management of stalking cases.


The National Stalking Clinic is an initiative of the North London Forensic Service, part of the Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. It launched operations on 8th December 2011.

It provides
• detailed assessment of stalkers, with regard to risks of violence, persistence, recurrence and psycho-social damage.
• guidance as regards appropriate management of cases.
• individual treatment programmes for stalkers.
• assessment and treatment of stalking victims.

The service involves assessment by both a consultant forensic psychiatrist and a forensic psychologist with special expertise in the field of stalking.

Referrals are taken from health, social services and criminal justice agencies on a fee per case basis. Assessments of stalkers can take place in the community or in custody. Treatment programmes for stalkers are undertaken only in the setting of the community clinic and require a compulsory basis, such as a condition of parole or of a community order.

The Clinic has been developed with the co-operation of the internationally renowned ‘Problem Behaviours Programme’ run by Forensicare in Melbourne, which is the leader in the field.