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New cruelty to a child sentencing guideline – effective from 1 January 2019

A definitive sentencing guideline for sentencing child cruelty was published on 6 September 2018. This guideline is now listed in the A to Z of offences in a purple colour scheme prior to coming into force in all courts in England and Wales on 1 January 2019. Once new guidelines are in force, the colour scheme will go to blue and the old guidelines will be removed.