DVPO - What does DVPO stand for? The Free Dictionary
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, the offender can be prevented from having contact with the victim and prevented from returning to a residence for up to 28 days.
can ban a perpetrator with immediate effect from returning to a residence and from having contact with the victim for up to 28 days, allowing the victim time to consider their options and get the support they need.
West Mercia Police have already been using DVPOs
as one of three pilot areas.
In future, officers who did not have enough evidence to charge a suspect but believed a woman remained in danger would be able to seek a DVPO
- citing evidence from neighbours, family and friends and any history of abuse.