Strip searches

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has presented recommendations to the Metropolitan Police Service to tackle safeguarding issues around strip searches of children in England. The recommended steps include: considering the best interests and safeguarding needs of the child when making a decision; and ensuring a strip search is conducted in the presence of an appropriate adult.

Read the recommendations: IOPC recommendations to Met over strip searches of children

Source: IOPC

Date: 01 August 2022

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