Sexual offences committee

Remit and terms of reference

The Sexual Offences Working Group Committee will support the Scottish Sentencing Council in its preparation of sentencing guidelines on sexual offences. 

The Committee will oversee all aspects of the development of the guidelines until submission to the High Court and will give consideration thereafter to ongoing monitoring of the guidelines. The Council will specify the expected lifetime of the committee. This may be reviewed and, if appropriate, amended by the Council during the committee’s lifetime. The Committee’s work will include, in particular:



The Committee will report regularly to the Council on the progress of guideline development, making recommendations and, where appropriate, referring significant or potentially controversial decisions to the Council.