The VOICES project started in June 2015 and will run until November 2018.

The first nine months of the project focused on the initial set up, finding potential participants and developing the theoretical framework.

After this initial phase the focus switched to conferences and writing workshops.

The project has held a conference and 6 workshops since February 2016.

An edited collection will be published by Routledge in 2018.

A timeline for these events is set out below.


February Kick off Conference
April Workshop 1 – Pairing process begins
September Workshop 2 – Criminal Responsibility
November Workshop 3 – Contractual Capacity


January Workshop 4 –Consent to Treatment
September Workshop 5 – Relationships & Consent to Sex
November Workshop 6 – Book Workshop


January Deadline for submission of pieces for the book
October Concluding Conference and Book Launch