Thursday October 29, 2020

Disabled groups seek change in sex education law

Providers of intellectual disability services are opting not to give sex education to people in their care, over fears that they are breaking the law, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

3rd September, 2011

Providers of intellectual disability services are opting not to give sex education to people in their care, over fears that they are breaking the law, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

It is understood that service providers are concerned that they may be committing an offence because of uncertainty caused by the wording of the 1993 Sexual Offences Act, which effectively criminalises sexual relations between intellectually disabled people. They fear they could be sued by...

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