Clare's Law - Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS)


The DVDS gives people a formal way to make enquires about an individual they are in a relationship with, or who is in a relationship with someone they know, and there is a concern that the individual may be violent towards their partner. 


It gives potential victims information about the history of their partner so they can make informed decisions about the relationship. 

Right to Ask

Anyone can make a 'Right to Ask' disclosure application. However information is only given to someone at risk or a person in a position to safeguard the victim. 

Will the subject find out?

Confidentiality will be maintained unless a disclosure takes place. If a disclosure does happen, the subject may be informed that the applicant is to receive a disclosure about them - A risk assessment will take place each disclosure. 



Members of the public can make an application under Clare's Law by an online form from their local police or by calling 101.  

This information is up to date as of 28th March 2019 and will not be updated soon