414. Circumstances in which a DVPN will be issued.

A DVPN1 may be issued2 to a person (P) aged 18 years or over if the authorising officer3 has reasonable grounds for believing that he has been violent towards, or has threatened violence towards, an associated person4 and the issue of the DVPN is necessary to protect that person from violence or a threat of violence by him5. A DVPN may be issued in circumstances where the person for whose protection it is issued does not consent to its issuing6. Before issuing a DVPN the authorising officer must, in particular, consider7:


    (1)     the welfare of any person under the