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Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO)- Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) were introduced across England and Wales in March 2014 as part of the Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls action plan. Under the DVPO scheme, police and magistrates have the power to ban a domestic violence perpetrator from returning to their home or having contact with the victim for up to 28 days in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident. The order will be for a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 28 days. Any breaches of the order will result in the perpetrator being arrested, where they may be remanded in custody and brought before the magistrates court.

Criminal Behaviour Order A Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) is available on conviction for any criminal offence in any criminal court. A CBO may be an appropriate response to any type of offending and is not limited to “low level” anti-social behaviour. The police or local authority may request the CPS to apply for a CBO. The court may make a CBO against an offender only on the application of the prosecution. Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) Anyone over the age of 10 can be given an if they behave antisocially. Behaving antisocially includes: drunken or threatening behaviour vandalism and graffiti playing loud music at night Getting an means you won’t be allowed to do certain things, such as: going to a particular place, eg your local town centre spending time with people who are known as trouble-makers drinking in the street An will last for at least 2 years. It could be reviewed if your behaviour improves. Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO)

An order can also be given based solely on alleged behaviour which did not result in any prosecution. A SOPO contains prohibitions on an individual doing any of the things stipulated. These might include having unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 or being present in certain places such as schools or play parks. Any prohibition contained needs to be justified in relation to the risk posed by the individual and must be capable of being policed effectively. A breach of any of the prohibitions in an order is a criminal offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment. The imposition of a SOPO also requires the named individual to comply with the notification requirements for the duration of the order

Restraining order

This is an order made by a criminal court to stop a person from continuing to pursue a course of conduct towards another.

Non-molestation order

A non-molestation order is aimed at preventing your partner or ex-partner from using or threatening violence against you or your child, or intimidating, harassing or pestering you, in order to ensure the health, safety and well-being of yourself and your children.

You can usually apply if you’re a victim of domestic violence and the person you want to be protected from (‘the respondent’) is: someone you’re having or have had a relationship with a family member someone you’re living or have lived with

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