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Clare’s Law (Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme)

This scheme gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. It is often called ‘Clare’s Law’ after the landmark case that led to it. 

This scheme also allows a member of the public to make an enquiry into the partner of a close friend or family member. 

Right to Ask allows the public to request disclosure from police about a potential abuser while Right to Know sees officers seek permission to share information with someone about their partner. 


To request information under Clare’s Law, visit:

Request information under Clare’s Law: Make a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) application | Thames Valley Police