We want to actively educate ourselves and others about consent, and help build a respectful, safe, and inclusive community here at Worcester. Through our consent campaign, we want to encourage open and honest conversations about consent and how we can all make a difference.
Consent is about respecting the boundaries and autonomy of others. And it's not always just about sexual consent. Consent is needed across all interactions with others where you might be having an impact on their personal boundaries.
We want to hear from you and get your thoughts on consent. If there's a particular campaign you'd like to see us run, any questions you might have, or you just want to know more about consent, fill out our form HERE and give us your feedback and ideas.
What is consent?
- Consent is given freely and without coercion
- Consent can be withdrawn at any time if you change your mind or feel uncomfortable
- Consent is always clear - if you're not sure if you have someone's consent, stop straight away and ask them
- Consent is responsive - things like silence, a lack of eye contact, or fliching mean consent may not be given
- If someone is asleep or unconscious, they are unable to give consent
- Drugs and alcohol impact someone's ability to consent - if you're not sure about someone's mental capactity, stop straight away