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SAFETY ORDER:  A SAFETY order is an order of the court which prohibits the respondent from committing further violence or threats of violence. The respondent is not obliged to leave the home.  If the respondent is not living with the applicant, the safety order prohibits them from watching or being near the applicant’s home or following or communicating with the applicant (or a dependent person).  The order can last up to five years. 

PROTECTION ORDER:  Between the time of making an application for a safety or barring order and the court’s determination, there may be reasonable grounds for believing that the safety and welfare of the applicant or a dependent person is at risk.  If so the court can grant a protection order to stop the respondent from using or threatening to use violence, watching or being near the applicant’s home if they don’t live together, or following or communicating with the applicant.

A protection order is temporary and only effective until the court hearing

for the safety or barring order. 

BARRING ORDER:  A barring order requires the respondent to leave the home and prohibits them from entering it.  The order also prohibits further violence or threats of violence, watching or being near the home, or following or communicating with the applicant or a dependent person.  A barring order can last up to three years.

INTERIM BARRING ORDER:  Between the time of making an application for a barring order and the court’s determination, there may be reasonable grounds for believing that the safety and welfare of an applicant of a dependent person is at risk.  If so, the court can grant a protection order or an interim barring order.  An interim barring order is an immediate order It requires the respondent to leave the home where there is an immediate risk of significant harm to the applicant or dependent person and where a protection order would not be sufficient protection.

EMERGENCY BARRING ORDER

The Domestic Violence Act, 2018 provides for a new order called an emergency barring order.  An emergency barring order requires the respondent to leave the home and prohibits the person from entering the home.  This is an immediate order, where there are reasonable grounds to believe there is an immediate risk of significant harm to the applicant or a dependent.

Unlike an interim barring order, the applicant does not have to satisfy the property test to be able to get an emergency barring order.  An emergency barring order can last for a maximum of eight working days. 

 

Cuan Saor Womens Refuge supporting and changing lives

Cuan Saor provides the following services:

  • Refuge accommodation (short-term crisis accommodation)
  • 24 Hour/365 day Freephone helpline
  • Support and information (drop-in or by appointment)
  • Counselling
  • Outreach to designated clinics in South Tipperary area
  • Court Accompaniment Service
  • Aftercare
  • Training and Awareness-raising
  • Child and Family Support

All services are free and confidential.

Simply dial the Freephone helpline 1800 576757 to access the service and a trained member of staff will listen and provide support and information and explain other aspects of services we provide. This service is available 24/7 365 days a year.

24 hour helpline 1800 57 67 57         Email support@cuansaor.org

Cuan Saor's Vision:
Cuan Saor has a vision of society which respects the human rights of
women and children to live violence free.

Cuan Saor's Mission:
Cuan Saor’s Mission is to support all women and children
who have experienced domestic violence

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