Personal Protection Order (PPO)

A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is an Order issued by the Court in Singapore in order to protect a family member who is victim to domestic violence.

Domestic Violence or Family Violence, according to Section 64 of the Women’s Charter, is deemed to have been committed based on the following acts:

  • Wilfully or knowingly placing, or attempting to place, a family member in fear of hurt;
  • Causing hurt to a family member by such act which is known or ought to have been known would result in hurt;
  • Wrongfully confining or restraining a family member against his will; or
  • Causing continual harassment with intent to cause or knowing that it is likely to cause anguish to a family member.

This order would make it an offence if your spouse commits the acts that has been restricted in the PPO. If your spouse breaches the order, you can report the matter to the Police. If there is sufficient evidence gathered, your spouse can be arrested and charged with a criminal offence. This acts as a deterrent for the “violent” spouse to commit any rash acts, and to keep the family safe.