Sentencing Offenders With MH Conditions and Disorders

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Fwd: Sentencing Offenders With Mental Health Conditions and Disorders Guideline

Invitation to Comment on the Draft Overarching Principles: Sentencing Offenders with Mental Health Conditions and Disorders Guideline

The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on sentencing offenders with mental health conditions and disorders which will run until 09 July 2019.

Currently no guideline exists for this difficult and complex area of sentencing.

The draft guideline sets out to consolidate and explain information which will assist courts to pass appropriate sentences when dealing with offenders who have mental health conditions or disorders, and to promote consistency of approach in sentencing.

The consultation can be found here: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/news/item/proposals-for-sentencing-offenders-with-mental-health-conditions-published

As with all the draft guidelines which the Council produces, your views are important and the Council values your comments as they help to inform the production of the definitive guideline.

For more information, please contact the Sentencing Council press office: Telephone: 020 7071 5792 or Email

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2019-05-01T10:11:07+00:00 24th April 2019|0 Comments

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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