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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/knowledge-base-practice-frameworks/family-violence/resources/pesonal-safety-orders/
Printed: 22/10/2019
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Personal safety orders

Updated: 01 July 2019

What's Important To Us

For many children and young people in New Zealand, violence in their families is a common part of their childhood experience. No matter the level or frequency of events, living around violence is likely to have an effect on a child’s psychological and physical wellbeing. Exposure to violence also poses significant threats to a child’s development, the consequences of which can be long lasting. Within the complex dynamic of intra-familial conflict, children and young people need us to pay attention to them. We need to ensure the right supports are in place and that these focus on their strengths, the protective factors around children, increasing safety and enhancing wellbeing.

This following information relates to personal protection orders that can be made under a range of statutes.

Police safety orders

Protection order advice or report