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)
Right to introduce Member's Bill secured?
Member's Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?