Sexual offences: Definitive guideline

Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on sexual offences. Version updated as follows:

August 2015 – corrections to minor errors in Annex C.

February 2016 – to reflect legislative changes to sections 48, 49 and 50 SOA 2003 (see pages 89 – 94).

August 2016 – amendment to Annex C.

Sexual offences: Definitive guideline

Extract from Sentencing Council’s definitive guideline on sentencing children and young people.

Sentencing children and young people – Sexual offences guideline