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Revised sentencing guidelines for Child Cruelty offences

The guidelines have been updated to reflect the recent changes under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 and introduce a "very high culpability" level for the most serious cases.

Revised sentencing guidelines for Child Cruelty offences

Date - 7th March 2023
By - Cachella Smith
Causing or allowing a child to die will soon have a maximum sentence of life imprisonment while causing or allowing a child to suffer serious physical harm and for cruelty will carry a maximum sentence of 14 years’ custody. The revised...
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