Application for a civil injunction can be made in:

  • County Court (adults)
  • Youth Court (persons aged 10 -17 years)

And can be made by:

  • Local councils;
  • Social landlords;
  • Police (including British Transport Police);
  • Transport for London;
  • Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales; and
  • NHS Protect and NHS Protect (Wales)

The Civil Injunction can be used to tackle a range of anti-social behaviour problems. For example, an individual regularly hangs around inside local hospital waiting areas. He/She is always drunk and aggressive to hospital staff, often allowing his dog to jump at staff and others in an uncontrolled manner. Under the new system, NHS Protect (or its successor),  could apply for an injunction directly to the court to stop the individual’s anti-social behaviour.

 

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