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Conflict in age of consent


Conflict in age of consent

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THE AGE OF CONSENT is an area of conflict in the minds of young Barbadians, and Child Care Board director Joan Crawford is suggesting children must be “fully engaged” in getting clarity.

“The age of consent is always a problem in that the law says that you can give consent at the age of 16. However, you are still a minor because you are not an adult until you are 18,” she told the DAILY NATION yesterday.

Crawford said the “disconnect” came between the ages of 16 and 18, the former being the legal age of consent, while the latter was the age at which a teenager could vote.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

Director of the Child Care Board Joan Crawford speaking to the Press. (Picture by Reco Moore.)