Thursday, 5 November 2015

Old Enough to Know Better? - Report from the Children's Society

Sixteen is the legal age of consent to sexual activity. Although many laws declare that any person under the age of 18 is a child, the law protecting children from sexual crimes does not provide young people age 16 and 17 the same level of protection as younger children.
Our report examines why older teenagers are particularly at risk of child sexual exploitation, what can happen when a young person reveals they are being exploited and why existing protection is insufficient.



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