The effectiveness of Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders: a practitioner perspective
Goal: Domestic Violence Protection Notices (and Orders; DVPN/O) were enacted under the Crime and Security Act 2010. A DVPN can be issued by the Police in order to provide emergency protection to victims of Domestic Violence, prior to an order being made by Magistrates prohibiting contact for up to 28 days. Anecdotal research suggests that these orders are applied sporadically and have varying degrees of effectiveness. The orders were designed to allow victims time without a perpetrator and are normally applied on occasions where the criminal threshold for charging a perpetrator is not met. The aim of the current study is to explore the perceptions and application of these orders by those who are engaged in using them.