New consultation

Proposed updates to child cruelty guidelines: causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm and cruelty to a child. Open until 27 October 2022



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The Sentencing Council for England and Wales promotes greater consistency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Council produces guidelines on sentencing for the judiciary and criminal justice professionals and aims to increase public understanding of sentencing.