SSLP News SSLP RSS CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple (amanda craig) Job Opportunity: Freelance Charity Project Assistant The Stop and Search Legal Project (SSLP) are seeking a freelance, enthusiastic and resourceful individual who is capable of running the day to day business of SSLP independently. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:11:54 +0000 SSLP summer social 2015 Fifty lawyers, students and activists attended SSLP's first summer social to hear what we've been up to over the last year and how to get involved in the future as SSLP looks to widen its reach in helping young people... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:35:41 +0000 SSLP Update and Social: get the latest on us, stop-and-search and how you can get involved       Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:58:16 +0000 SSLP welcomes prosecution of officer for serious misconduct during stop & search In a rare example of the 'system' working, an officer has been sent to prison for assaulting a member of the public during a stop and search. SSLP hopes this is a reflection of those responsible for investigating and prosecuting... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:15:21 +0000 New Police Code of Conduct a welcome, but diluted step SSLP largely welcomes the new police Code of Conduct that seeks to reduce and improve stop and search, but points out the code is merely a stepping stone to the stop-and-search we want to see. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:34:59 +0000 SSLP offer week-long legal and court placement with inhouse lawyers Ever wondered what it's like to be a solicitor attending police stations to help those who've been arrested, or to stand up in court to defend a client, or what goes into preparing a case? Well SSLP are offering... Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:26:49 +0000 SSLP trustee calls on legal profession to follow SSLP's lead on recruitment SSLP trustee and action against the police solicitor Sophie Khan reports that the legal profession needs to change its recruitment policies to improve diversity and tap into the wealth of legal talent amongst ethnic minorities. The Metropolitan Police are... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:04:16 +0000 The Met announce London only recruitment drive to improve community relations The Metropolitan Police has announced a London-only recruitment policy aimed at increasing diversity and employing officers that are more understanding of the communities they serve. SSLP highlighted the issue when it gave evidence to the London Assembly's Stop and... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:24:39 +0000 In the News: The Guardian reports from an SSLP workshop Guardian journalist Ben Quinn reports from one of our workshops highlighting the need for more young people to know their rights over stop-and-search and for the government to act on overwhelming evidence that the police should cut down on the... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:35:24 +0000 SSLP backs calls for government response to SnS consultation Last year Theresa May said she would report back to Parliamant in the autumn following a comprehensive consultation into the misuse and reform of stop-and-search. Two seasons later the home office's consultation website states 'we are analysing your feedback. Visit... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:51:29 +0000 In The News: SSLP calls for more Met officers to be London based Nearly half of the Metropolitan Police force's 30,000 officers live outside of the city the independent blogsite Mayorwatch has reported. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:16:25 +0000 SSLP appear before the London Assembly to give evidence SSLP lawyers appearing before the London Assembly's Stop and Search Working Group in September have called for stop-and-search to be informed by intelligence rather than prejudice to help tackle the damage being done by the current use of the controversial... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:54:06 +0000 Documentary company seeks young people to take part in stop and search film SSLP has been asked to help October Films with research for a documentary they are making about policing and stop and search. They are keen to hear from anyone who can help document their experiences with the police. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:48:30 +0000 In The News: SSLP tells Huffington Post police must work hard to win BME trust over stop-and-search Cecilia Goodwin, of SSLP, told the Huffington Post 'police have a very long way to go before they regain the trust of black and ethnic minority communities' following the HMIC's report into stop-and-search that highlighted the disproportionate number of black... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:48:44 +0000 Stop & Search Statistics Should Be Revamped Before Consultation Begins The Home Secretary's decision to consult on the use and misuse of stop-and-search is a welcome move, but a true assessment of the controversial tactic cannot begin until an assessment is made of the statistics themselves. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:26:21 +0000 Students don gown & wigs as they pass judgement on stop & search Students from Petchey Academy donned gowns and wigs as they passed judgment on the use of stop-and-search during a workshop on the controversial tactic. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:38:43 +0000 SSLP get free Know Your Rights workshop programme underway SSLP's Stop-and-search:Know Your Rights programme got under way in November 2012 at youth-action fair Envision in Westminster with 20 energetic teenagers participating in what proved to be a fun, informative and engaging workshop. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:24:39 +0000 In The News: SSLP support community challenging misuse of stop-and-search Despite the Metropolitan Police Commissioner announcing a new approach to stop-and-search in January after a report linked its aggressive and repeated misuse to the riots last year, thousands of innocent people are still being detained every week prompting concerns that... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:17:27 +0000