Consent Matters!

Understanding consent is a major focus of All About Respect project. Understanding what is meant by consent is an important part of tackling sexual violence.

What is Consent?

Consent should be enthusiastically and freely given. It is continuous, people are free to change their mind at any times, and people must have the capacity to give consent. Capacity is based on the person:
  • Being the right age
  • Being sober
  • Having the mental and physical ability to freely agree
  • Not being threatened or afraid of harm
  • Not being detained against their will
    You can find out more about what is consent, and recognising consent, here:

    If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you can access support information on our support pages and can report any incident, either anonymously or with contact details.

There are two ways you can tell us what happened