Proposed Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) (Scotland) Bill

Front exterior view of Lowmoss prison


Mary Fee

Draft Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to require a court (at the time of sentencing) to have regard to the impact of parental custody upon the welfare and wellbeing of the offender’s children; and to ensure that children affected by parental imprisonment receive additional support as appropriate.

Lodged 5 February 2015

Accompanied by Consultation Document (231KB pdf)

Consultation closed on 7 May 2015.

Mary Fee has provided the following summary of the consultation:

Consultation Summary (314 KB pdf)

Final Proposal

Right to introduce Member's Bill secured?

Member's Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?