Advice and Information
As the Government’s Public Order Act 2023 comes into force, we explain the new and expanded stop and search powers, and what they mean for protesters and organisers.
Are the police allowed to strip search me? What can they do during a strip search? What are my rights?
Where can the police touch me? Do all searches happen in public?
What does it mean to be vulnerable? What’s an appropriate adult? Can I get reasonable adjustments?