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Draft Sentencing Council guideline on child cruelty offences Contents

Contents

Report

The Sentencing Council

Our response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation

Appendix 1: Letter from the Chair of the Justice Committee to the Chairman of the Sentencing Council, dated 27 March 2018

Definition of serious harm (Q3)

Causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm (Q12)

Sentence ranges and starting points for the offence of failing to protect a girl from the risk of FGM (Q23)

Inconsistency between sentencing decisions

Equality impact

Appendix 2: Child cruelty guidelines—summary of consultation and responses

Cruelty to a Child (1933 Act offence)

Causing or Allowing (2004 Act offence)

Failure to protect a girl from the risk of FGM

Formal minutes

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




Published: 3 July 2018