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Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions

Injunctions can be granted under Section 1 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 against a person aged 10 or over to prevent them engaging in anti-social behaviour. The injunction may include provisions requiring the young person to do specified things, and/or prohibiting them from doing specified things.

For under-18s, the injunction must be for a specified period of time, which must be no more than 12 months.

The injunctions are civil orders, and application (in the case of under-18s) is made to the youth court.

These injunctions replace the previous Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) under section 1 Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

If a young person breaches the terms of an injunction, the court may impose a supervision order, or, where the young person is aged 14 or over, a detention order providing for their detention in Youth Detention Accommodation for not more than 3 months. 

A supervision order can impose a supervision requirement requiring the young person to attend appointments with a specified person (usually from the YOT); an activity requirement requiring the young person to participate in specified activities; or a curfew requirement (which can also contain an electronic monitoring requirement).

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