Sentencing Council publishes 7th annual report
The Sentencing Council has published its seventh annual report outlining activities from April 2016 to March 2017.
The report sets out what the Council has achieved during the year, which includes publishing three definitive guidelines: Reduction in Sentencing for a Guilty Plea; Sentencing Children and Young People and Imposition of Community and Custodial Sentences.
The report also covers the five consultations we ran during the year, which included consultations on Bladed Articles and Offensive Weapons, Breach Offences, Intimidatory Offences, Domestic Abuse and revised guidelines for 27 summary-only offences from the Magistrates’ Court Sentencing Guidelines.
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Modern Slavery guidance29/12/2017 12:20:00
Explanatory guidance for sentencing offences of sexual exploitation under section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has now been included in the Sexual Offences guidelines:
Law Commission's proposals to simplify sentencing - Council response28/07/2017 13:10:00
In response to the Law Commission’s proposals to simplify the law relating to sentencing, Sentencing Council chairman Lord Justice Treacy said: “We welcome the Law Commission’s proposals to simplify sentencing law. Currently, it is overly complex, which causes inefficiency and can prevent people understanding this important part of criminal justice.
New sentencing guidelines proposed for child cruelty and female genital mutilation offences14/06/2017 09:25:00
Yesterday, the Sentencing Council published proposed new guidelines for sentencing offenders guilty of child cruelty. The guidelines cover three offences: cruelty to a child, causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm, and failing to protect a girl from the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Definitive guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea come into effect02/06/2017 12:05:00
The revised guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea came into effect yesterday (1 June 2017).