It’s illegal for teachers, care workers and youth justice workers to have sex with 16 or 17-year-olds in their care. But there’s a loophole in the law that means other adults who hold a position of power over a young person can legally have sex with them. This is wrong.
In 2017, the government made a commitment to include sports coaches in the Position of Trust law. But now they’ve backtracked. We’re calling for the law to be extended to include any adult who holds a position of power over 16 or 17-year-olds.
Whether it’s taking part in sport, during a driving lesson, or attending a faith or youth group, we need your voice to ensure all young people are safe.