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


  • Lesley Sheppard, Scottish Government, Deputy Director Care Protection and Justice (Chair)
  • Clare Hicks, Scottish Government, Deputy Director Police Division
  • Willie Cowan, Scottish Government, Deputy Director Criminal Justice
  • Denise McKay, Scottish Government, Deputy Director, Legal Directorate
  • Duncan Sloan, Police Scotland, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable
  • Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Adviser to the Scottish Government
  • Neil Hunter, Principal Reporter, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration