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.

Closed Consultations

  • 'Sentencing young people' guideline consultation

    This consultation seeks your views on the sentencing of young people. The sentencing of young people is complex and challenging. It generally requires a more individualistic approach, with a need to take the unique personal circumstances of the young person into account. For example,... More

    Closed 21 August 2020

  • The Sentencing Process

    On a daily basis, criminal courts throughout Scotland impose sentences on offenders. However, the sentencing process itself is not always fully understood by the public. We therefore believe that a guideline on the sentencing process will help to increase public knowledge and understanding of... More

    Closed 6 September 2019