If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, this indicates that you may be experiencing domestic abuse.
Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) is often referred to as Clare’s Law. The Scheme was introduced in 2014 and incorporated into the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
The purpose of the scheme is to provide a framework for police to disclose information about previous violent or abusive offending, including emotional abuse, controlling or coercive behaviour, or economic abuse by an individual, where this may help protect their partner or ex-partner, and any relevant children from risk of harm from domestic abuse.