Domestic abuse protection order (DAPO)
An order which intends to prevent a person (‘P’) from being abusive towards a person aged 16 or over to whom P is personally connected. It:
- prohibits P from doing things described in the order; or
- requires P to do things described in the order.
It is outlined in section 27 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
A domestic abuse protection order may be made:
- on application (see section 28); or
- in the course of certain proceedings (see section 31).
Section 32 sets out the conditions for making a domestic abuse protection order.Back to Glossary