Suzy Lamplugh Trust CEO dies

Tributes have been paid by the charity sector and victim support leaders to Rachel Griffin, the chief executive of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, who has passed away.

The charity has announced that Griffin died on Saturday.

In a statement on Twitter the charity, which supports victims of stalking, said: “We are sad to announce that our CEO, Rachel Griffin, passed away on Saturday. She will be sorely missed by all of her colleagues at Suzy Lamplugh Trust.”

The charity Sussex Stalking Support said that she has been instrumental in raising the profile of issues around stalking.

Claire Waxman, the Victims’ Commissioner for London, said that Griffin worked “tirelessly” to support victims of stalking.

Others to pay tribute include forensic criminologist Dr Jane Monckton Smith who described Griffin as “absolutely amazing”.

Meanwhile Suzanne Jacob, the chief executive of domestic abuse victims charity Safe Lives said that Griffin “did amazing things with the time she had”.

Griffin joined the charity from policy and development roles at Victim Support and the charity Voice for the Child in Care.

She also held charity fundraising roles at the National Deaf Children’s Society and The Prince’s Trust. In addition, she was a trustee of the Prisoners’ Education Trust between 2003 and 2011.

Her recent work at the Suzy Lamplugh Trust included giving evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee on issues around domestic abuse.

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