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(Sentencing Council) Overarching Principles: Sentencing offenders with mental health conditions and disorders guideline

29 April 2019

The BPS is responding to a proposed guideline by the Sentencing Council on the Overarching Principles: Sentencing offenders with Mental Health Conditions or Disorders Consultation.

As part of this we are calling on members to feed into the development of this important guideline which looks at the different stages of the sentencing pathway, and identify areas that may need to be more psychologically informed.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Thursday the 06th of June.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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