Policy paper

Domestic violence protection orders

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

These interim guidelines will support police officers dealing with domestic violence.



This interim guidance provides:

  • an overview of the relevant legislation, namely sections 24 to 33 of the Crime and Security Act 2010
  • an interpretation of this legislation into a national process
  • cross-references to existing processes and guidance documents