Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS)

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Wiltshire Police is one of four forces who have been chosen to take part in a 12 month pilot of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) or 'Clare’s Law' as it is more commonly known.

The pilot began on 16 July 2012 and will test a process for enabling the police to disclose information to the public about previous violent offending by a new or existing partner where this may help protect them from further violence.

This information may be disclosed via a request from a member of the public ('right to ask') or by an agency where a proactive decision is made to consider disclosing the information in order to protect a potential victim ('right to know').

It is hoped that with the Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOS), this scheme will help to increase public safety and afford victims of domestic abuse with better protection.

If you require further information about the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme or wish to make a request for information under it, please contact Wiltshire Police on 101. Alternatively, you can click on one of the links below to download an information leaflet.

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