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Last updated:
10 October 2017

Consent

Before doing anything intimate you should have consent.

Consent means freely choosing to say yes to something; whether that is having a cup of tea, going on a college trip or choosing to have sex.

When two people agree to have sex, they have both given their consent. If at any time one of the people changes their mind, has been threatened, drugged or had too much to drink then they are not giving their consent willingly.

Sex without consent is a criminal offence. 

Remember, the age of you can legally have sex in the UK is 16 years old. The age is the same for everyone, whether you’re male, female, transgender, bi, straight, or gay.

Thames Valley Police have created a video to help explain consent.

Other sites that might be useful

You can also watch some videos where students at The Towers Convent School and St Philip Howard Catholic High Academy give their views on what healthy relationships, consent and online safety mean to them.

 

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