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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 10 May (HL15362), if such data on the waiting times for appeal hearings on Personal Independence Payment claims are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost, how they determine whether (1) claims are being dealt with in a timely manner, and (2) the resources allocated to deal with appeals are adequate to meet the backlog of appeal claims. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15811 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-31more like thismore than 2019-05-31
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) closely monitors waiting times. However, HMCTS does not keep data on waiting times within the specific and localised timeframes cited in the earlier question, answered on 10 May (HL15362), to which this question refers – namely, (1) up to six months, (2) six to 12 months, (3) 12 to 24 months, and (4) over 24 months. Information about volumes and waiting times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals is published by the Ministry of Justice in the Tribunals and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly. HMCTS receives a bi-annual forecast of expected appeals from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and that informs our resourcing plans as well as informing judicial recruitment. Additional fee-paid judicial office holders have been recruited: 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 118 disability qualified members and up to 232 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Young Offenders more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 10 and 11 year olds received a youth caution or criminal conviction in each of the past five years; and what proportion of those children were in care at the time of the caution or criminal conviction. more like this
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Lord Dholakia more like this
star this property uin HL17391 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td>2014</td><td>2015</td><td>2016</td><td>2017</td><td>2018</td></tr><tr><td>Cautions issued</td><td>450</td><td>359</td><td>309</td><td>218</td><td>159</td></tr><tr><td>Convicted</td><td>76</td><td>86</td><td>71</td><td>70</td><td>37</td></tr></tbody></table><p>The table above shows the total number of cautions and convictions issued to 10-11 year olds over the past five calendar years. Published figures do not allow us to distil the number of individuals but instead only the number of cautions/sentences. This is the latest annual data available from the ‘Criminal Justice Statistics quarterly: December 2018 – Outcomes by Offence data tool’: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>Data on looked after children is not held centrally by the Ministry of Justice. However, children supervised by the local Youth Offending Team or in custody will have their needs, including identifying whether they are looked after, assessed and appropriate measures will be put in place to ensure their individual needs are met.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:19:12.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:19:12.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
1129554
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Woodhill Prison: Prison Officers more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the appearance before an employment tribunal of Prison Officer Ben Plaistow of HMP Woodhill. more like this
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Lord Ramsbotham more like this
star this property uin HL16039 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We strongly condemn homophobia, or any other kind of discrimination, in our prisons. As a result of the issues raised in and by the Tribunal a formal internal investigation is underway. This is being undertaken by a senior manager outside the prisons line management chain. Once that has concluded the interim Director General of HM Prisons will consider what action, including potentially disciplinary action, may be appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:51:42.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:51:42.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ramsbotham more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners' Release more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the target times for (1) approving, and (2) completing, applications for Release on Temporary Licence for each prison in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL16492 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We recently made changes so that Governors can consider release on temporary licence (ROTL) earlier and in more cases, and prisoners can enter the workplace sooner. By providing opportunities to work, learn and build family ties, temporary release from prison helps ensure offenders do not return to crime when they leave prison.</p><p> </p><p>ROTL must be a standing item in sentence planning meetings, starting with the one immediately before the offender becomes eligible to be considered for day release or after arriving in open conditions. An outline ROTL plan for the remainder of the sentence should be in place as soon as possible and no later than 8 weeks after arrival in open conditions, which is where we expect the majority of ROTL.</p><p> </p><p>Governors must ensure that all necessary risk assessments and security arrangements are actioned before ROTL is approved and takes place. This includes consultation with probation services and external agencies and allowing victims the opportunity to make representations about conditions to be attached to any release. Guidance to practitioners allows four weeks for this consultation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:38:04.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:38:04.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Euthanasia: Vulnerable Adults more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the current law permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment has ever been proven inadequate in the courts to protect vulnerable people from being pressured to end their life prematurely. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL15678 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>We have not seen evidence from the courts that the current provisions permitting mentally competent adults to refuse life-sustaining treatment provide inadequate protection for vulnerable people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:37:47.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1134703
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: Children in Care more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to local authorities about the process of applying for legal aid through exceptional case funding for unaccompanied and separated children for children from the European Economic Area and Switzerland in care. more like this
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Lord Russell of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16670 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We have issued communications to Local Authority Directors of Children’s Services on the availability of exceptional case funding for separated migrant children’s immigration matters.</p><p>As part of Legal Support Action Plan, we are working to issue new guidance to improve understanding and awareness of the availability of exceptional case funding.</p><p>We have engaged with charity groups and stakeholders on this issue and have committed to lay legislation to bring non-asylum immigration matters into the scope of legal aid for separated migrant children. Subject to parliamentary time we intend to lay the amendment as soon as possible. Over the coming months we will continue to work with children’s charities and the Department of Education on further communications and guidance on this amendment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16672 more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:54:14.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:54:14.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Russell of Liverpool more like this
1134705
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: Children in Care more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice on 23 April (244118), when they estimate they will introduce legislation to grant legal aid to unaccompanied and separated children; and whether updated guidance will be available to local authorities and social care trusts about the availability of legal aid for looked-after children going through the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
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Lord Russell of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16672 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We have issued communications to Local Authority Directors of Children’s Services on the availability of exceptional case funding for separated migrant children’s immigration matters.</p><p>As part of Legal Support Action Plan, we are working to issue new guidance to improve understanding and awareness of the availability of exceptional case funding.</p><p>We have engaged with charity groups and stakeholders on this issue and have committed to lay legislation to bring non-asylum immigration matters into the scope of legal aid for separated migrant children. Subject to parliamentary time we intend to lay the amendment as soon as possible. Over the coming months we will continue to work with children’s charities and the Department of Education on further communications and guidance on this amendment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16670 more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:54:14.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:54:14.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Russell of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Radicalism more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the level of radicalising influence by Islamist extremists in prisons in England and Wales; and what estimate they have made of the number of prisoners who have been radicalised in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL16558 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>We are currently managing around 650 individuals in prison and probation through a counter terrorism specialist case management process, ranging from convicted terrorists to those we have identified as showing signs of extremist views or vulnerabilities. We have around 50% more terrorist related prisoners in prisons in England and Wales than we did three years ago.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of cases are Islamist extremist (approximately 80%). However, there continues to be a significant rise in Right Wing Terrorism (RWT) cases across the country; the number of Right-Wing offenders in custody rose from 4% of the total Terrorism Act (TACT) / TACT-related cohort in 2015 to 14% in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We do not produce an estimate of the number of offenders who might have been radicalised, nor do we produce a single assessment of the level of radicalising influence by extremists of any ideology. We take the threat of radicalisation and extremism very seriously and this is a key part of our work to improve safety in our prisons. We deal with the risks that individual prisoners present on a case-by-case basis, working closely with law enforcement partners.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:52:26.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:52:26.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Solicitors: Training more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the solicitor profession remains accessible to all applicants. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL565 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Under the framework established by the Legal Services Act 2007, the legal profession in England and Wales is independent from government. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is responsible for authorising, and setting the qualifications standards for, solicitors in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>Following the publication of the Legal Education and Training Review, the Legal Services Board issued statutory guidance on regulatory arrangements for education and training in 2014, and all the legal services regulators reviewed their arrangements. Subject to the approval of the Legal Services Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority is planning to introduce a new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) from September 2021. It is hoped that the flexibility and projected lower costs of the SQE will help attract a more diverse range of candidates.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:03:24.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:03:24.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that victims of domestic violence, following the sentencing of an offender, receive (1) the precise sentence outcome, (2) accurate and relevant information about the possible impact of a sentence, and (3) the date of an offenders bail and prison release, to ensure that safeguarding mechanisms can be put in place; and what plans they have to enable victims of such violence to appeal sentencing decisions. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL17593 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Under the Code of Practice for Victim’s of Crime, all victims have the right to be notified of the offender’s sentence and receive a short explanation about the meaning and effect of the sentence. We committed in the Victims Strategy published last year to review the process for informing victims of offenders’ sentences and what they mean and we are currently consulting on proposals for revising the code, which will be followed by a consultation on a draft revised code.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory National Probation Service Victim Contact Scheme is available to victims of violent and sexual offences, where the offender receives a sentence of 12 months or more. The Scheme provides victims with information and advice about the criminal justice process – including explaining the sentence to them and ensuring that they are informed of the offender’s release.</p><p> </p><p>In such cases, victims also have the statutory right to request conditions that can be attached to the offender's release licence. These can include a no contact condition, and an exclusion zone covering areas where the victim lives, works, or travels too frequently. The offender risks being recalled to prison should they breach any of their licence conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Offenders who have committed an eligible sexual or violent offence and sentenced to 12 months or more imprisonment will be managed under the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). Under MAPPA, the Prison, Probation and Police Services are required to work together to assess and manage the risks presented by such offenders. Thus, the MAPPA plan for managing the risk to such offenders must include measures to protect previous victims from further harm.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) develop strategies to help and protect domestic abuse victims at high risk of murder or serious harm. Agencies including the Police, providers of probation services, health and child protection, as well as Independent Domestic Violence Advisers, share information and develop actions to protect the victim.</p><p> </p><p>In respect of appealing sentencing decisions, the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme enables anyone, including victims, the ability to ask the Attorney General to consider referring sentences for certain offences which he believes to be unduly lenient, to the Court of Appeal. The offences covered by the scheme are indictable only offences that are heard in the Crown Court, and certain triable either way offences when heard in the Crown Court. The scheme has a statutory 28-day time limit for referrals to be made. The scheme ensures there is a route for victims, their families, and the public, to question sentences imposed by the court for certain cases.</p><p> </p><p>If a case is referred, it will be a matter for the Court of Appeal to determine whether the sentence should remain as it is, be increased, or whether guidance should be issued for future cases.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:34:20.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:20.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this