Domestic Violence Disclosure Orders: “Clare’s Law”

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – commonly known as Clare's Law gives members of the public a 'right to ask' the police and request information regarding a partner's previous history of domestic violence or violent acts.

The scheme aims to help one make a more informed decision on whether to continue a relationship, and provides further help and support to assist an individual in making that choice.

Partner agencies can also request disclosure is made of an offender's past history where it is believed someone is at risk of harm. This is known as 'right to know'

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