Part 1Protection of adults at risk of harm

Protection orders and visits: supplementary

37Warrants for entry

(1)A “warrant for entry” is a warrant which authorises—

(a)a council officer to visit any specified place under section 7 or 16 together with a constable, and

(b)a constable who so accompanies a council officer to do anything, using reasonable force where necessary, which the constable considers to be reasonably required in order to fulfil the object of the visit.

(2)A warrant for entry—

(a)expires 72 hours after it is granted, and

(b)does not entitle any person to remain in a place which that person has entered in pursuance of the warrant after the warrant has expired.