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?
When can the police use force against me? What rules must the police follow? What are my rights?
Can the police share my data with others? What rules do the police have to follow? What are my rights?
What are SVROs? What if I’m stopped and searched? What are my rights?
Where can the police touch me? Do all searches happen in public?
What does being detained mean? What rights do disabled people have when they’re arrested or detained? Can I get an appropriate adult?
What does it mean to be vulnerable? What’s an appropriate adult? Can I get reasonable adjustments?
Do I have to talk to the police? What if I need help communicating? What are my rights as a disabled person?
How should the police treat us? What are the standards of professional behaviour? How can I complain?
What can I complain about? How can I make a complaint?