Sentencing youths: Overarching principles and offence specific guidelines on sexual offences and robbery
The Sentencing Council is proposing to issue a new definitive guideline on the sentencing of youths. They are seeking views on the draft guideline ‘Sentencing Youths – Overarching Principle and Offence-Specific Guidelines for Sexual Offences and Robbery’. The Council has recognised that youth sentencing guidelines have become piecemeal and dated and so has committed to reviewing youth sentencing as a stand-alone project in order to produce up to date, consolidated guidance. The consultation is open until 3rd August 2016.