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The Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme, also known as Clare’s Law, allows the police to disclose information about any previous history of violence or abuse a person might have.
You have the right to:
For information about how to apply for a DVDS, visit our online form.
Officers below speak about case studies in which they have given a Clare’s Law disclosure to an individual following the discovery that their current partner has a violent or abusive past.
Watch our officers speak about some of the frequently asked questions about Clare's Law.
We understand that not everyone wants to speak to the police. There are a number of support agencies you can speak to instead:
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