Consultations - background

The Sentencing Council wants to hear your views, whether you are an interested member of the public, a professional in the criminal justice field, an academic or someone with experience of the criminal justice system.

If you have views on sentencing in England and Wales, please  entering “Have your say” in the subject line.

Legislation states that the Sentencing Council must prepare and draft guidelines subject to public consultation.  These consultations set out questions, suggestions and context for those responding, on which to comment.

Following a consultation, the Council makes revisions and issues a definitive guideline.