SCYJ Submission to Sentencing Council draft guidelines

SCYJ has made a submission to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on their draft guidelines ‘Sentencing Youths – Overarching Principle and Offence-Specific Guidelines for Sexual Offences and Robbery’.

The Council sought input on proposals to update existing sentencing guidance for children and young people.

SCYJ is pleased to see the acknowledgement of children’s lack of maturity and comprehension, and the focus on de-criminalisation and rehabilitation.

Our submission can be accessed on this page.