Age of Criminal Responsibility

Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) and Just for Kids Law have published a briefing on the minimum age of criminal responsibility explaining why they believe that the current age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is too low. The briefing is published ahead of the House of Lords debate on a Private Members Bill which aims to raise the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales to 12 years old – currently it is 10.

Source: CRAE  Date: 06 September 2017

Further information: Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill: House of Lords second reading briefing (PDF)