Sexual Offences Act 2003: Definition of Positions of Trust

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2019.

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Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

I would be happy to meet my hon. Friend and Peter Wanless from the NSPCC. My hon. Friend rightly makes a number of points that need to be borne in mind. We have to give an element of consideration to individuals who are in a position of responsibility in relation to young people with the degree of vulnerability. There is always a balance to be struck so that we do not criminalise behaviour that is currently legal, and the age of consent remains at 16.