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This form isn't for reporting domestic abuse. If you need to do that, please report a crime.
This scheme gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them. It is often called ‘Clare’s Law’ after the landmark case that led to it.
This scheme also allows a member of the public to make an enquiry into the partner of a close friend or family member.
Please note: The Clare’s Law (DVDS) scheme does not replace: CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) Checks, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks, subject access requests or FOI requests.
If you live in Scotland, you can request information under the disclosure scheme for domestic abuse Scotland.
If a crime is happening now or you're concerned about someone's immediate safety
This is a crime in progress so we need you to call 999 now.
We'll take down a few details and talk you through the next steps.
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