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Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019

2019 asp 7

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 7th May 2019 and received Royal Assent on 11th June 2019

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years and to make consequential changes to the law on the disclosure of criminal records and of other information relating to individuals working or seeking to work with children or certain adults; on the provision of information by the Principal Reporter to persons adversely affected by the behaviour of children; on the taking of certain children to a place of safety by the police; on the search of certain children by the police; on police interviews with certain children; and on the taking of forensic samples from certain children by the police; and for connected purposes.