Rules of Engagement is a youth led project to breakdown perceptions, misconceptions and challenge narratives between the police and BAME young people. The aim of ISCRE’s interventions is to improve relationships between young people and the police and lead the way in strengthening relationships between them.
Young, black and ethnic groups 3x more likely to be stopped than white counterparts
Of all under 18's subject to stop search those of young black and ethnic groups = 14.3%
A total of 3057 stop searches were recorded during the reporting period
-- Suffolk Police "PROPORTIONALITY OF STOP & SEARCH USE IN SUFFOLK - BME" 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019
Young people from BAME backgrounds in Suffolk are becoming marginalised due to fear of drug and knife crime and the difficulty to access social spaces such as parks and negative interaction with authorities.
As young people spend increasing amounts of time in the digital world, it has become a challenge for the police reach them and have meaningful engagement both face-to-face and online.
Young people under 18 years in Ipswich are 3 times more likely to engage with the police during stop and search than their older counterparts and Black, Asian and minority ethnic young people are 2.7 times more likely to be stopped and searched than their White counterparts.
Aim: This project aims to facilitate a shared experience and exchange of ideas between the young people, their parents, the community and the police, via a creative project.
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