Written Submission on the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill

Andrew Tickell*, Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe

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Abstract

This submission focuses exclusively on the new reporting restrictions proposed insections 12 and 13 of the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill. Theseprovisions will establish a new statutory framework providing for the automaticanonymity of children who are accused of crime, victims of crime, or witnesses ofcrime, updating the existing reporting restrictions set out in section 47 of theCriminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995. While the Scottish Government’s decisionto recast Scots law’s outdated reporting restrictions in criminal cases involvingchildren is welcome, we believe there are at least six aspects of this element of theBill which can and should be improved by Parliament.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWritten submission to the Scottish Parliament's Education, Children and Young People Committee on the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill
Media of outputScottish Parliamentary submission
PublisherThe Scottish Parliament
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Children's rights
  • Anonymity
  • Reporting restrictions
  • Scots law

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