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Domestic Violence Protection Orders

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5668, tabled on 11 March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their report A call to end violence against women and girls, Progress report 2010–2015, published in March, which states "Since Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) were introduced over 2,500 have been put in place across 39 forces", whether they will publish the names of the 39 police forces which have introduced DVPOs in their police force areas and the names of the four police forces which have not introduced DVPOs in their areas.

Answered on

19 March 2015

Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) were rolled out nationally in March 2014. All forces are now operating this scheme.

As stated in the Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls Progress Report published in March 2015, to date over 2500 DVPOs are currently in place. This is based on information submitted to the Home Office as part of a review currently taking place to look at the implementation of DVPOs and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law). At the time that the Progress Report was published, 39 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales had provided data. All data and findings from the review will be published on once the review process is complete.

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