Clare's Law – a scheme allowing police to disclose details of an abusive partners’ past – is to be rolled out across England and Wales.
Clare’s Law – the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – is designed to provide victims with information that may protect them from an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy. The scheme allows the police to disclose information about a partner’s previous history of domestic violence or violent acts.
The use of Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) has also been rolled out across England and Wales. This new power will enable police and magistrates’ courts to provide protection to victims in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident.
Home Secretary Theresa May said:
“Domestic abuse shatters lives and this government is working hard to provide police and local authorities with the tools they need to keep women and girls safe.
“Clare’s Law and DVPOs are just 2 of a raft of measures we have introduced to hand control back to the victim by ensuring they can make informed decisions about their relationship and escape if necessary.”
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