Consultation document and impact assessment for the targeted consultation on whether a specific offence of public sexual harassment should be created.
This consultation closes at: 11:59pm on 1 September 2022
Consultation description – Ministers undertook that by Parliament’s 2022 summer recess the government would launch a consultation on whether a specific offence for public sexual harassment (sexual harassment in public spaces) should be created.
This page contains the consultation document and associated impact assessment.
The consultation asks:
- whether or not a specific criminal offence of public sexual harassment should be created
- if such an offence were to be created, what it should look like
- whether the government should take additional non-legislative actions to tackle public sexual harassment (either instead of or in addition to a new criminal offence)
The consultation is a targeted rather than a public one, and it has been sent to recipients in:
- charities and organisations focused on crimes which disproportionately affect women and girls (including organisations focused on
- male victims of those crimes)
- victim-focused charities
- children’s and schools sectors
- organisations related to the world of work
- the legal sector
- local government
- night-time economy organisations
- transport organisations
- specialist academia
Other formats of the consultation document will be added to this page in due course.
Ways to respond:
Email to: [email protected]