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Today on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women it has been announced that a scheme which allows people to find out if their Partner has a history of domestic violence will be rolled out accross England and Wales.
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme has been piloted in Greater Manchester, Wiltshire, Nottinghamshire and Gwent for over a year. It is known as Clare’s Law in tribute to Claire Wood who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend with a history of violence against women. The aim of the scheme is to prevent tragedies such as Clare’s by giving people the right to apply to Police Forces for information about their Partners in relation to domestic violence.
The Pilot so far has generated 111 Disclosures. It is yet to be confirmed whether a similar law will be implemented in Scotland.
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