Request information under Clare's Law: Make a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) application
If someone is in danger or at risk
If there's an immediate risk to someone's safety, please call 999. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme is often called ‘Clare’s Law’ after the landmark case that led to it. Clare’s Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them.
Under Clare’s Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner of a close friend or family member.
Please note: The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme doesn't replace Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, subject access or freedom of information (FOI) requests and the new Disclosure and Barring Service.