The legislation come into effect on 28 June, 2022- two months after receiving royal assent.
The changes which have been called Tony’s Law have been made in honour of a campaign by Tony Hudgell’s adoptive mother Paula.
Tony was attacked by his birth parents when he was a baby and left with life-changing injuries.
Laura said: “It’s important sentences have the potential to reflect the full extent of the harm inflicted on a child….And I have long felt the maximum sentences were too low. So I applaud the persistence of Mr and Mrs Hudgell in securing this change. It’s no mean feat.”
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