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

Open consultations

Closed consultations

Find closed consultations, including Council responses to consultations.

The Council’s founding legislation, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, states that the Sentencing Council must prepare and draft guidelines for public consultation. Our consultations set out for consultees the context and purpose of the guideline and a series of questions and suggestions for comment. Following consultation, we will revise the draft guideline and issue a definitive guideline.

Privacy notice

When you give us your personal information, we make sure we protect it and follow all of the relevant data protection legislation.

Our privacy notice sets out the standards you can expect from the Council when we request or hold personal information (personal data) about you; how you can get access to a copy of your personal data; and what you can do if you think the standards are not being met.