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The laws on sex and sexual behaviour are designed to keep everyone safe - especially the young and other vulnerable groups.
Everyone has the right to be safe in their relationships, and free from physical or verbal violence or intimidation.
Age of consent refers to the age at which a person is legally allowed to decide to have sex.
You can access sexual health advice and services even if you’re under 18.
If you're under 16 and need sexual health advice and services, your parents won’t always be informed.
If a person has sex with someone over whom they have a position of trust, this is an offense.
Sexual violence can happen to anyone. If it has happened to you, you are not to blame.
Indecent exposure or indecent conduct in a public place is an offence.
There are lots of different types of domestic abuse and it can come from partners or ex-partners, male and female.
A simple test can put your mind at rest.