Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill – by 6th July

The main purpose of this Bill is to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from 8 to 12. As a result of this proposed change, the Bill also includes provisions on:

  • actions that can be taken by the police when dealing with children under the age of 12,
  • what information can be included on an enhanced disclosure or PVG scheme record about actions that occurred before the age of 12,
  • information that can be made available to victims, and
  • the right of children under 12 to have an advocacy worker present during a police interview.

Find out more and submit evidence here: