What is consent?

Consent is a mutually acceptable agreement between two or more people. A fully consensual agreement is one that respects people’s boundaries and is achieved without pressure, coercion or manipulation. In all relationships, but particularly those of an intimate or sexual nature, being aware of our own and other people’s boundaries in addition to obtaining wholehearted consent, is crucial to healthy interactions.

Our Belief

At Consent Matters Ireland, we believe that consent is a basic life skill, like politeness or kindness, that we have as a society failed to teach our children, leading to a substantial portion of the population having a very limited understanding of the concept and its fundamental importance within a healthy society. the basics of consent can be easily taught to toddlers and expanded upon as they grow. consent needs to be a primary element of all approaches to sex education.

Our Approach

With ongoing review of the variety of approaches to teaching consent that exist, we have chosen the wheel of consent, developed by Dr. Betty Martin, as our primary, but not only, teaching method. Training content is adapted for all age groups, all contexts.

Our Offerings

Consent Matters Ireland offers an extensive variety of trainings, lectures and workshops on consent, tailor made for specific groups, including but not limited to: children, teens, young adults, educators, therapists, coaches, sporting organisations, state and private healthcare services, corporations and government bodies.

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Consent Matters Ireland offers an extensive variety of trainings, lectures and workshops on consent, tailor made for specific groups, including but not limited to: children, teens, young adults, educators, therapists, coaches, sporting organisations, state and private healthcare services, corporations and government bodies.

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Consent Matters Ireland offers an extensive variety of trainings, lectures and workshops on consent, tailor made for specific groups, including but not limited to: children, teens, young adults, educators, therapists, coaches, sporting organisations, state and private healthcare services, corporations and government bodies.

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