Thank you for taking the time to complete this form – it is greatly appreciated by the Sentencing Council. We are currently collecting data on a variety of guidelines in the magistrates’ courts. The Council kindly asks you to complete a form each time you sentence one of the following offences:

  • In the magistrates’ court:
    • Common assault and racially/religiously aggravated common assault;
    • Assault on an emergency worker;
    • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and racially/religiously aggravated ABH;
    • Non-domestic burglary;
    • Dangerous driving.

We are grateful for any feedback on this survey – if you have any further queries or comments, please email

For information about how we protect your personal information, you can see our privacy notice here.