Legal dating age difference rules
In the UK, this is 16 – but you might feel ready earlier or later than that.
Sexual assault is any kind of assault that is of a sexual nature.
Generally, it is legal to have sexual contact with someone who is 16 years or older if they agree to have sex with you. It is important to know that in some situations a person must be 18 years old to consent to sexual activity.
Depending on what you are doing and who you are doing it with, sexual activity with a person under 18 years-old is illegal.
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So the ‘age of consent’ is the age at which, legally, you’re deemed able to make the decision to say ‘yes’ to sex and to engage in sexual activity.Sexual interference is touching a child under the age of 16, whether directly or indirectly, for a sexual purpose.