Y-Stop is a collaboration between charities, lawyers, young people, youth workers, community and media organisations. It started in 2013 across London to better understand young people’s experiences with the police and find out what could be done to improve them. 

The aim of Y-Stop is to give you the tools to interact with the police safely, equipping you with all the skills and knowledge you need to handle a stop and search.

It focuses on really practical information and tips to help you manage what is often a confusing and stressful encounter, ending it as quickly, confidently and smoothly as possible.

Get the Y-STOP App on iOS/Android

Report your stop and search experiences or ones you witness

Record video interactions and send to Y-Stop

Connect with lawyers and experts for support

Make a complaint directly to police

Know what your rights are to keep you safe