The Council is consulting on a Child Cruelty guideline that will include guidelines for three offences:
Cruelty to a child
Causing or allowing a child to die or suffer serious physical harm
Failing to protect a girl from the risk of FGM
The new guideline will provide sentencers across the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts with guidance for all of the offences listed above, which will assist in achieving the Council’s objective of consistent sentencing, and provide transparency for the public regarding the possible penalties for these offences.
The response to this consultation is currently under preparation. Please contact the Consultation Response Team ([email protected]) if you have any related queries.
- Northern Ireland