Watchdog finds ‘staggering variation’ in police use of Clare’s Law

Inconsistent use of domestic violence disclosure scheme putting women at risk, says inspectorate

Clare’s Law, a scheme designed to protect unsuspecting women from new partners with a history of violence, is not being used properly by police forces, putting some women at risk of harm, a policing watchdog has warned.

In a far-reaching review of the police response to violence against women and girls, inspectors found the domestic violence disclosure scheme (DVDS), also known as Clare’s Law, was being inconsistently used across England and Wales.

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