The law, crime & how to stay safe

From staying safe on a night out, to what to do if you don’t feel safe at home, we’re here to help you find the information you need.

Get to know your legal rights

Whatever it is that you’re concerned about, we’re here to help. If you find yourself in trouble with the law it’s really important to know your rights. We can help you find out more about your rights when dealing with the police and your stop and search rights. We’ll explain what the police can and can’t do, so you know exactly where you stand if you find yourself in a tricky or unexpected legal situation.

How to deal with the police

If you’ve not been in trouble before, you might get away with just a police caution. Read up on how police cautions and warnings work. In case you do get taken back to the station, you can also read up on your UK arrest rights and who you can call after being arrested. If you find that the police have acted in a way that they’re not supposed to, we’ve got advice on how to handle police complaints too.

If you’re a victim

Being a victim of crime can be a traumatic experience. Whether it happened to you or someone you know, it is never the victim’s fault. The Mix is here to provide support for drink spiking victims, those who have been affected by revenge porn, sexual abuse and more. You can read up or speak to us in confidence without anyone else needing to know.

The Mix can help with advice and support

Whatever it is that has happened, know that The Mix is here to support you. You can talk to us anytime via phone, email or our 24-hour crisis text line. We’ll point you in the right direction to get legal help if you need it, or just talk to you privately about whatever issue you have. You can talk to us anonymously if you prefer, so don’t suffer in silence. Head here to speak to our team today.

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