Clare’s Law is also known as the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, which aims to protect you or someone you care about, regardless of gender, from domestic violence. It gives someone in a (potentially) abusive relationship the ability to make an informed choice.
Once someone uses Clare’s Law and there is a previous history of abuse this information would be disclosed, by Police, to the person(s) best placed to protect the person at risk of domestic abuse. This person might not be the person making a request under Clare’s law.
How does it work?
In South Yorkshire, you can make a request to Police to check whether an individual has a previous history of abuse and may pose a risk to you or someone you care about. To make a request call 101.
Who can use it?
- You can use it if you are concerned about your (ex)partner
- Anyone where you have a concern about the person being harmed or at risk of harm in their intimate relationship
- Family, friends, neighbours, colleagues.
You will need to be over 16yrs old to make a request.