Laws on Nudity

The laws on nudity in public are too ambiguous and open to personal interpretation by local magistrates. It should be clear and unambiguous – either it is an offence to be naked in public or it is not. Proof of intent is virtually impossible to prove or disprove.

Why is this idea important?

The laws on nudity in public are too ambiguous and open to personal interpretation by local magistrates. It should be clear and unambiguous – either it is an offence to be naked in public or it is not. Proof of intent is virtually impossible to prove or disprove.

The Law and Naturism

I would like to see the current law on indecency in public amended to allow naturists not to be apprehended if going about their lifestyle in their own gardens or in discrete locations in the countryside or on beaches etc.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see the current law on indecency in public amended to allow naturists not to be apprehended if going about their lifestyle in their own gardens or in discrete locations in the countryside or on beaches etc.

Simplification of the Naturism Laws

Dear Sir/Madam

I am a children's social worker who now manages a multi agency safeguarding training department.

Over the years it has come to my attention that the laws around naturism are confusing and many people I have spoken to (including police and social workers) do not understand them.  I am aware that naturism is not illegal (even when children are present) however simplification  of the law  would put lots of minds at ease, a system like the Spanish (and other nations) where naturism is permitted on all beaches apart from town beaches and naturism is permitted openly in rural areas (i.e. outside of towns and villages). 

At the very least there should be public naturist beaches, places in the national parks and places in every county in the UK.

In my professional experience the times were difficulty arises most are when there is confusion especially when the professionals are confused.  I have seen these difficulties  many times around safeguarding issues also reported in findings from serious case reviews and government reports that  I  read.

I would therefore ask you to consider the simplification of the laws around naturism so all people know it is legal (unless you are deliberately offending others) and also ensure there is provision for the hundreds of thousands who do practice naturism.

Thank you for your time
 

Why is this idea important?

Dear Sir/Madam

I am a children's social worker who now manages a multi agency safeguarding training department.

Over the years it has come to my attention that the laws around naturism are confusing and many people I have spoken to (including police and social workers) do not understand them.  I am aware that naturism is not illegal (even when children are present) however simplification  of the law  would put lots of minds at ease, a system like the Spanish (and other nations) where naturism is permitted on all beaches apart from town beaches and naturism is permitted openly in rural areas (i.e. outside of towns and villages). 

At the very least there should be public naturist beaches, places in the national parks and places in every county in the UK.

In my professional experience the times were difficulty arises most are when there is confusion especially when the professionals are confused.  I have seen these difficulties  many times around safeguarding issues also reported in findings from serious case reviews and government reports that  I  read.

I would therefore ask you to consider the simplification of the laws around naturism so all people know it is legal (unless you are deliberately offending others) and also ensure there is provision for the hundreds of thousands who do practice naturism.

Thank you for your time