Law to change to make sex between coaches and 16- and 17-year-olds illegal

• MP Tracey Crouch to bring sport into line with other sectors
• ‘This is a much-needed step in right direction,’ says NSPCC

Changes to the law are set to make it illegal for sport coaches to have sex with 16- and 17-year-old children in their care in the wake of abuse and athlete welfare scandals across sport.

The sports minister, Tracey Crouch, informed parliament that the Ministry of Justice had agreed changes to the law which would bring the sport industry into line with other sectors. It is illegal for teachers to sleep with pupils under the age of 18 and for care workers to have sex with 16- and 17-year-olds but at present the same strictures do not apply in sport.

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