An emergency protection order is made when you are in immediate
danger and may have to be taken away from home quickly.
This might be because someone has called the police if they are
worried that you are being hurt, it could be because you have told
someone like a teacher that you are being hurt, or you might
already be in a safe place, like a hospital.
Social Services or anyone like the police or a neighbour can go to
a magistrate and apply for an
Emergency Protection Order.