The courts can make orders and injunctions to help protect you and your children from someone who makes you feel afraid or who may harm you physically or emotionally.
Below we outline some of these orders and how they can help to keep you and your children safe.
You may want to talk to a solicitor or get some support. Find out more about Legal Support.
Orders to protect you and your children
- Non-Molestation Orders
A civil court order preventing someone from contacting you or coming near you. A breach is a criminal offence.
- Prohibitive Steps Order
An order to prevent a parent from taking children away.
- Occupation Order
An order to prevent someone living in your property or accessing the property and surrounding area.
- Domestic Violence Protection Order
An order applied for by the Police to stop a perpetrator of domestic abuse from contacting you or coming near you.
- Emergency Protection Order
An order to protect a child from immediate harm.