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The age of criminal responsibility in Scotland: changes to the law and what this means

Information for children and their families

From the 17th of December 2021, the age of criminal responsibility has been raised to
12 years old. This means that if you are under 12 years old and you get in conflict with
the law, you are not going to get charged. You will be offered some extra support to
help you avoid being involved with the law in the future.

 

Read more here:

Changes to the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland