'Clare's Law' requests top 1,000 in first year

'Clare's Law' requests top 1,000 in first year
 

More than 1,000 requests have been made in the first year of a scheme which allows people to be told if their partner has been violent in the past.
The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland was rolled out in October 2015 following the successful launch of so-called Clare's Law in England and Wales.
Of the 1,044 requests to Police Scotland, 443 disclosures were made.
A total of 371 people were subsequently told their partner had an abusive past.
Chief Constable Phil Gormley said the scheme was part of a long-term approach to support potential victims of the "despicable... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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