Exclusion Order

A Court Order which the Local Authority can apply for alongside an Emergency Protection Order or an Interim Care Order. This is also known as Exclusion Requirement. It gives the Court the power to have a person removed from the home of a child they believe to be at risk, however can only be ordered if the person caring for the child agrees and is committed to ensuring the person stays away. One example (and not to stereotype!) is that a Social Worker may suspect or have evidence that a Mother’s live-in partner is violent, which places the child living in the home at risk. An exclusion requirement would order the removal of the partner from the home, but would only be ordered if the Mother was in agreement and committed to making sure her partner stayed away.