Summary of the law on consent

Summary of the law on consent

This document provides a summary of the law on sexual consent.

This document provides a summary of the law on sexual consent according to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidance on The Sexual Offences Act 2003; CPS guidance on the Statutory Definition of Consent; and the CPS Sexual Offences Factsheet. It sets out the legal position and the key principle that it is the person seeking consent who is legally responsible for ensuring that consent is given. It also outlines the law on sharing sexual images of people without their consent, drawing on guidance from the Association of Chief Police Officers. The document supplements the PSHE Association’s guidance on teaching about consent.

Date uploaded: 16 Jul 2018

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Guidance documents

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Relationships and Sex Education
Safety (including Physical and Online Safety)

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Key Stage 3
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