Family violence

Find out how to get help for family violence (domestic violence) and learn about Protection Orders and Police Safety Orders.


For our latest safety information, see the Be Safe, Feel Safe booklet below.

New Zealand Police is part of the Joint Venture for the Elimination of Family and Sexual Violence – a joined-up, whole-of-government approach to reducing family and sexual violence.

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Help for family violence

How to respond to, and how to get help for, family violence (also known as domestic violence). Includes an introduction to Police Safety Orders and Protection Orders. … More

Police Safety Orders

This page explains what happens when a Police Safety Order is issued and what happens if it is breached. It includes contacts for advice and support for family violence. … More

Protection Orders

Explains how to get a Protection Order and how it will help you stand up to family violence. Also outlines what the Order means for the person it is taken out against (the respondent). … More

Family Violence Information Disclosure Scheme (FVIDS)

This page explains how potential victims of family violence, or concerned relatives or friends, can request information relating to the violence history of a new … More

Family Harm approach (with resources)

Police have developed and adapted a number of resources to share with government agencies; NGOs and any group or individual with an interest in addressing family harm.… More

Children's Flexi Fund

As part of Budget 2020, Police and Oranga Tamariki secured specific funding for Children’s Services. The Police portion of this funding is enabling children, tamariki and rangatahi to receive servi… More