from CLEO / Steps to Justice:
There are 2 main types of protection orders people can use when they’re afraid someone is a threat to them or their children. These are:
- restraining orders, and
- peace bonds.
Protection orders can put limits on where a person can go, who they can communicate with, or both.
The type of protection order people choose depends on:
- the relationship they have with the other person
- how long they want the order to last
- which court they go to
Not following the conditions in a protection order is a crime.
Learn about each type of protection order, what conditions they can contain, and where and how to apply for them: Understanding protection orders
It can take a long time to get a protection order. People might want to make a safety plan to help them stay safe.