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Keep electronic proceedings for non-molestation orders after Covid-19 pandemic

Submitted by Emily-Kate Hawkins on Wednesday 25th March 2020

Published on Monday 11th May 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 11th November 2020

Signatures: 104

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abuse ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Domestic abuse ~ Grant ~ Judge

Petition Action

Keep electronic proceedings for non-molestation orders after Covid-19 pandemic

Petition Details

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Family courts made the decision to start granting and serving Non-Molestation orders electronically. Prior to the pandemic victims had to apply in person, with 3 copies of the application form, 3 copies of their witness statement.

Additional Information

Victims need to write out 3 copies of the application form, 3 copies of witness statements, and attend the court so a judge can look over the paperwork and grant the order. During the pandemic this process has been moved online. Many who work in the Domestic abuse support services sector want this to continue after the epidemic is over, to help prevent re-traumatisation of victims.


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