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I was awarded a residence order for my children, but since then the father has been threatening me. The police have been involved, but unfortunately the prohibited steps order I obtained doesn’t include powers for his arrest. Where can I go from here?

Back to your solicitor. You may be able to obtain an injunction in the County Court, which could, for example, order your partner not to come within quarter of a mile of your home. If he breaches the order it may be possible to apply to the court to have him committed to prison, although this will depend very much on the circumstances.

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