The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, also known as Clare’s Law is there to help anyone who is worried they, or someone they know, may be at risk of domestic abuse.
The scheme allows you to apply to the police for information about someone’s abusive or violent behaviour in previous relationships.
Following your application, police will consider sharing this information with you to help you make a more informed decision on whether to continue the relationship. You will also receive advice on support available to make that choice.
If you make an application for information about someone else’s partner, police will consider sharing this information with the person you are concerned about, or, if relevant, other safeguarding agencies. Police will talk to you and decide whether it’s appropriate for you to be given more information, to help protect the friend or relative you’re concerned about.
To make an application, please use our Online form
If someone is at risk of being harmed, always call 999.