An application for a civil injunction can be made against children aged 10 and over.2 Applications in relation to children are made in the youth court3 and the Youth Offending Team (YOT) will need to be consulted (unless the application is without notice).4
Breach of a civil injunction by a child aged 14 or older is punishable with a civil detention order of up to three months.5
See a guide to the changes, produced by Tessa Buchanan of Garden Court Chambers, here.
The Home Office guidance “Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Reform of anti-social behaviour powers statutory guidance for frontline professionals” is available here.
The Standing Committee for Youth Justice has produced a guide to the new anti-social behaviour powers. Download it here.
- Article 4, Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Commencement No. 8, Saving and Transitional Provisions) Order 2015/373 (back)
- Section 1(1) Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (ASBCPA 2014) (back)
- Section 1(8 (back)
- Section 14(1) ASBCPA 2014 (back)
- Schedule 2, ASCPA 2014 (back)