Consultation Hub

The Scottish Sentencing Council is committed to carrying out public consultations on all draft guidelines prior to their introduction. This site provides a simple, online system for responding to these consultations, as well as hosting the Council's responses to closed consultations.

All of our current consultations are listed below. Details on our previous consultation on the principles and purposes of sentencing can be found here.

Planned downtime: Due to a planned security update, the Scottish Sentencing Council consultation hub will be unavailable from 10:30 BST on 03 July 2019 for approximately ten minutes. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Open Consultations
The Sentencing Process
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