Sexual assualt

What is sexual assault?

If someone doesn’t give consent and a person still continues with any sexual activity without permission, this is sexual assault or rape.

This includes sexual touching, oral sex, anal and vaginal sex with a penis or with any other object.

If you feel you have been sexually assaulted please contact us - 01159 627 627

Further support for people in abusive relationships can be found in the useful links section.

What is consent?

'Permission for something to happen or agreeing to do something.' Consensual sex means that everyone taking part has agreed to it and knows what is involved.

To give consent a person must understand what they are agreeing to and be able to give their consent freely.

If a person is drunk, unconscious on drugs, feels scared or forced the consent they give or get doesn't count.

Consent has to be given each and every time a person has sex and can be withdrawn at any point. Every person has the right to say “NO" or “STOP” at any time.