Legislative Scrutiny: Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Parts 7 and 8): Sentencing and Remand of Children and Young People Contents



1 Introduction

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021–

Sentencing of children and young people

The youth justice context

Sentencing children and human rights

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The European Convention on Human Rights

Our inquiry

2 Custodial sentences and remand for children

Mandatory minimum sentences

Changes to Detention during Her Majesty’s Pleasure

Minimum term review for those sentenced to DHMP

Changes to time spent in custody



Recording proceedings in youth courts

Negative impact of the disproportionate use of remand

3 Whole life orders

4 Incorporation of the UNCRC

Conclusions and recommendations

Declaration of interests

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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