What is the age of consent within the UK?

I heard it was 16. So does that show a 30 year old can date and have sex near a 16 year old? :/ seems a bit youthful to me.
Section 9 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003...

Sexual activity with a child
(1) A creature aged 18 or over (A) commits an offence if— (a) he intentionally touches another person (B),
(b) the touching is sexual, and
(c) either— (i) B is below 16 and A does not reasonably believe that B is 16 or over, or
(ii) B is under 13.

So yes it is 16. I imagine most people would agree a 30 year old sleeping near a 16 year old is suspect, but I'd go so far to utter that 30 and 18 is also not an ideal relationship.
It is indeed 16, but there are consistent provisions to protect children of both sexes aged between 16 and 18 from adults who are in position of trust in relation to them.

Thus contained by the case of teachers, healthcare workers and similar acting within their professional capacity with a individual between the age of 16 and 18, the young person is considered one and the same as under 16. More casual professional relationships involving employer, supervisors, landlords and others with 16 to 18s could be considered to involve a breach of trust in specific circumstances thus debut such adults to potential prosecution.

So, yes, other than in correct circumstances, it is quite legal for a thirty (or forty or fifty or sixty) year outdated to date and have sex with a sixteen year hoary in the UK, and the parents have unquestionably no right to interfere, in law, at lowest.
it's 12 in liverpool, or this is the age they do it for two ciggies.
Yeah you absolutely right its 16. So you can not simply date with your partner but you can sex too and there is no age thing of your partner either 30. Source(s): http://www.nbrlawfirm.com/ It is 16 for sex. Makes no difference how many years elder the other person is.
You're right, it is 16.
There's no law against someone in their 30s (or even older) have sex with a 16 year old, or even marry them - look at celebrity eg's like Bill Wyman & Mandy Smith, Woody Allen & Soon Yi....
Clearly some empire do think its morally wrong though.

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