age of criminal responsibility



Children’s Commissioner argues 12 is not an acceptable age of criminal responsibility

Responding to the evidence given by the Children’s Commissioner to the Equality & Human Rights Committee, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has pressed for the Scottish government to back his amendments to raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least meet the new international minimum of 14, and possibly go higher to 16.

Published 18 January 2019

Proposals to raise age of criminal responsibility to 16 would see murder and rape become subject of children's hearings

A figure from the children's hearing system has said the age of criminal responsibility could be raised to 16.

Published 11 January 2019