Dementia »

… this may be seen as exploiting a vulnerable person since they are not giving the same level of Consent as before. However, if the person with dementia does not wish to engage in sexual activity, this will become apparent and the partner can change behaviour accordingly.

The situation can also arise that the partner no longer feels able to engage in sexual activity with the person. This can happen where a personality change has taken place and it no longer feels like the same person …

Age of Consent »

… There are no specific laws in Scotland about women having sex with women, so provided both women consent and are above the age of consent, it is legal.  

Rape and Sexual Assault »

… some way into sexual acts.

It is never the fault of the person who is being abused.

If consent is not given, then anyone subjecting another person to any form of indecent behaviour is committing a crime.

It is a criminal offence to touch or threaten a person in an indecent way (including groping or unwanted fondling). This is called indecent assault.

The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 was implemented 1st December 2010 and replaced a mixture of common law and statutory …