The definitive guidelines for sentencing manslaughter offences were issued on 31 July 2018 and came into force on 1 November 2018. The guidelines cover the following offences:

The consultation on the sentencing of manslaughter was published on 4 July 2017 and closed on 10 October 2017.

Related documents

To support the guidelines and consultations, the Council publishes a range of documents. These documents may include consultation responses, statistical bulletins, resource and equality impact assessments and guideline assessments.

Related documents: Manslaughter

See also: Corporate manslaughter