Clare’s Law – Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, 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 Domestic Violence Disclosure application if you:
- think you might be at risk of domestic abuse from a current or ex-partner
- are worried about someone you know, and think they may 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 that person from being a victim of a crime.
If you are making the application on behalf of someone else, we cannot make the disclosure to you. We can only make a disclosure to the person who is at risk, in order to support and help safeguard them.
How to apply
You can apply for disclosure information:
- online – fill in the apply for a domestic violence disclosure form
- by phone – call 101
- in person – visit a police station
Call 999, if you or someone else is in immediate danger.