Age of Criminal Responsibility Programme Board


The Programme Board is responsible for the successful delivery of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act 2019. It is the decision-making authority for implementation of the Act and will meet every 6 to 8 weeks, as required.

Related groups


  • Tom McNamara, Head of Youth Justice and Children’s Hearings (Chair)
  • Denise McKay, Scottish Government, Deputy Director, Legal Directorate
  • Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government
  • Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
  • Judi Heaton, Police Scotland, Assistant Chief Constable
  • Graham Thomson, Scottish Government, Head of Police Powers and Workforce
  • Lynne McMinn, Director of Policy, Customer Engagement and Communications, Disclosure Scotland
  • Anna Donald, Scottish Government, Criminal Justice Division
  • John Trainer, Chief Social Work Officer & Head of Child Care and Criminal Justice, Renfrewshire Council





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