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