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You may have noticed that the Sentencing Council website looks a bit different. The reason is that we have moved the content of the site to a new system which helps us update it more regularly and provide more useful items.

The system we are using is WordPress which is used by nearly a quarter of the top 10 million websites in the world. It will enable us to keep content fresh and will give us the chance to use more tools on the internet to keep in contact with you and provide you with what you need.

So what’s new? We have created a new publications area which helps you find the document you want with the fewest possible clicks. Simply choose the type of publication you are interested in – for example ‘definitive guideline’ or ‘research’ – and choose a second filter specifying the topic if you wish – for example ‘dangerous dogs’ or ‘assault’. You can also search by typing the title into the search box and there is a date filter if you know when something was published.

We have also created several short videos with Council members talking about how they use guidelines and how they approach sentencing.

The site also now has this new blog section where we will be posting articles every couple of weeks on topical issues or events. We welcome your feedback on these articles in the comments section. You can also subscribe to these pages so that you receive an alert when new content is added.

Our new head of office has also started her own ‘head of office’ twitter account @ClaireFielder where she will keep contacts updated about the latest activities and events in the office.

We hope that you enjoy the new site and find everything you’re looking for. Please do contact us with your feedback.