The respondent was a minor who had been violent within the family. He had been ordered to leave the family home, and a power of arrest had been attached. He argued that this could not apply because he was a minor. The fact that he could not be imprisoned for contempt, did not reduce the court’s clear powers under the Act to attach such a power. The power of arrest was not a convenient short route to imprisonment for contempt, since one purpose of the power was facilitate enforcement of the order and to protect other children in the home.
England and Wales
Family, Contempt of Court
Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: scu.81101