Stop and search

Runnymede Trust has published a briefing which analyses Home Office data on police strip searches in England and Wales and discusses racialised harm caused by strip searches. Findings from the report include that Black children are 6.5 times more likely than white children to be strip searched by the police. The report, published in response to a Home Office consultation on the use of strip searches on children and vulnerable people, calls for the power of police to strip search children to be revoked and for greater investment in community-led projects.

Read the briefing: The racialised harm of police strip searches: a response from the Runnymede Trust to a Home Office consultation  
Read the consultation: Proposed amendments to PACE Codes of Practice A and C: strip searches

Source: Runnymede Trust

Date: 10 June 2024

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