The Sentencing Council are due to begin a consultation on the sentencing of pregnant women in late 2023.

Level Up are gathering evidence from criminal law professionals to submit to the consultation.

If you are working in criminal law, your experience and opinions are impactful at this critical moment.


2. In your experience, do sentencers always address a client’s pregnancy during sentencing?
3. In your experience, does a client’s pregnancy make a material difference to the sentence given?
4. Do you consider that existing guidelines from the Sentencing Council deal adequately with the specific issue of sentencing pregnant women?
5. In your view, would sentencing council guidance specifically related to pregnant women be helpful [please tick all answers that you consider most accurate]: