Domestic violence can take a variety of shapes and forms. It is unacceptable for anyone to inflict physical, emotional or sexual harm on another – under any circumstances. Swift and positive action may be necessary. What a person has experienced, or may be experiencing, may happen again. It doesn’t just affect the parties involved, but has huge consequences for family and friends, and particularly any children.
If the circumstances warrant it, it may be possible to apply to the Court for an injunction prohibiting someone, whether they are a spouse, partner, family member, neighbour, or anyone else who is causing harm, from pestering, intimidating or worse. In certain cases, it may be possible to have someone removed from a home, or to ensure that they cannot come to it. Failure to comply with an injunction is punishable by imprisonment or other sanction, depending on the severity of the non-compliance.
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