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Domestic violence protection orders

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Domestic violence protection orders

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Appendix D: provides a template for the superintendent's authority

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Appendix E: provides a template of a DVPN which fulfils the requirements of section 25(1) CSA 2010

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Appendix F: provides a template of Notice of the Hearing, which fulfils the requirements of section 27(5) CSA 2010

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Appendix G: provides a template which may be used as a DVPO and issued by the Magistrates’ court

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These guidelines support police officers dealing with domestic violence protection orders and domestic violence protection notices. This guidance provides an overview of the relevant legislation.

The first document is the full guidance and appendices A to H in one pdf file.

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Published 29 June 2011
Last updated 20 February 2020 + show all updates
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