(UK being an adult is 18. Age of consent is 16.)
No, 18 is an adult. It says it in the law! At 16, yop it is recognised that 16 year olds can make certain decisions. But not legally an adult.Well.. Depends what you're looking at, 16 is the age that really matters cos that is when you are independent from your parents/carers. You just can't legally get drive, or buy alcohol)
When I was 16 (in 2006) my parents had no say in me moving to brazil. It may have changed since then.And no, not technically independent from parents. Can actually sign yourself into local authority care at 16, to be looked after by the state for 2 years until you become an adult. But: parental responsibility lasts until 18.
If it helps at all to take it out of Trauma-Land?What exactly is grooming vs just straight up manipulation?