Ken Hinds visited The College of Haringey Enfield and North East London last month to inform Public Services students on their rights when it comes to Stop and Search.
Ken Hinds, (55), Chairs Haringey’s Independent Stop and Search Monitoring Group who regularly give talks to local young people about stop and search, knife crime and other topics which are negatively affecting the youth of today. Mr Hinds informed his listeners about the negative experiences he has encountered, and advised on how to avoid them.
Brendan Berry, Curriculum manager for Sports and Public Services said: “Talks like this give our students both the theory and knowledge for their study, as well as the practical life skills in knowing their rights when out and about.”
The talk started with a test and attendees were scored on their knowledge of the Stop and Search rules and regulations. The session included videos, talks and interactive discussions, which informed them of the rules and regulations before they were re-tested with all of the students improving their score.
One of the Public Services HNC Level 4 students, Veli Sungur, said: “These talks show us our rights and open our minds to the reality of the real world. This will also help me with my coursework Unit 26.”