Safety and protection orders
This section looks at the types of orders the police and the court can make to help keep you and your family safe.
If you are a victim of a violent offence and the offender was sent to prison for more than 2 years you might be able to get a non-contact order (also called Victims’ Orders against Violent Offenders).
Help with safety orders
There are agencies who can give you more information about different types of safety orders or help you apply for one:
- Your local community law centre(external link) - community law centres can provide free legal help or refer you to a lawyer to help.
- Your local district court(external link) - district courts are open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.
- Women’s Refuge(external link) – Women’s Refuge is a nationwide service and can help you get legal advice or help.