Y-Stop has arrived: a new stop and search project for young people by young people. We think it really addresses the problems experienced during a police led stop and search. It aims to give you the skills to handle stop and search and your interactions with the police, as well as provide tools for advice, empowerment and reporting police behaviour.
After working with the talented young people of Hackney Quest, Octavia’s Foundation BASE, Fully Focused, SE1 United, Skyway Blue Hut, Waltham Forest YIAG and Youth Futures we have come up with 6 key principles to help you deal with a stop and search.
Want to know more? Take a look at the Y-Stop S.E.A.R.C.H. Card that explains each of them, with all the information and tips you need for handling a stop and search.
You can also slip your card into a Y-Stop Oyster Card wallet to make sure it’s always in your pocket. If you’d like to order these materials email firstname.lastname@example.org
We also provide peer training to train you how to apply these 6 principles. If you want to book us for a session email email@example.com
And make sure you keep checking back. This is a growing project and we’re going to be bringing out loads more material over the coming months!