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Clare’s Law – An Overview

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Clare’s Law is a scheme introduced in 2014 however many people are still unaware that the scheme exists. It allows people to ask ‘Am I at risk?’ and can play a major part in someone being able to escape a potentially abusive relationship before domestic abuse takes place.

What is it?

Clare’s law allows anyone to make a request for information to police in relation to their partner’s previous history of domestic abuse or violent act.

What does it mean?

Clare’s law means that any person has the right to ask police about their partner’s history of domestic abuse and in prescribed circumstances the police will disclose information in relation to this. It means that people have the opportunity to make their own informed decisions on their relationships and can provide an escape route for people who become aware their partner has a history of domestic abuse or violence.

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