Question: Can a teacher date a 17 year old?

Despite the legal definition of an adult as someone “18 and older,” state courts have held that sexual relationships between students and teachers are against the law.

Can a teacher date a 17 year old UK?

It has been illegal in Britain since 2001 for a teacher to engage in sexual activity with any pupil at their school under the age of 18. To be honest, says Alastair, a teacher at a private London secondary school, if a teacher and a pupil really want to start an inappropriate relationship, they will.

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