Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare’s Law)
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), also known as Clare’s Law, enables the police to disclose information to a victim or potential victim of domestic abuse about their partner’s or ex-partner’s previous abusive or violent behaviour.
You can make a DVD application if you:
- think you might be at risk of domestic abuse from a current or ex-partner
- think a close friend or family member might be at risk of domestic abuse from a current or ex-partner
- are a professional and you have information that suggests an individual might be at risk of domestic abuse from a current or ex-partner
A disclosure will only be made if we determine there is a credible risk of violence or harm, and the disclosing of information is necessary to prevent the person from being a victim of a crime.
How to make a request
You can apply online for information by using our Domestic Violence Disclosure form.
Call 999, if you or someone else is in immediate danger.