Domestic violence disclosure scheme - How does it work?

The scheme works in two ways:

  • A ‘right to ask’: This is where information is disclosed following a request from a member of the public.
  • A ‘right to know’: This is where police make a proactive decision to disclose details when they receive information to suggest a person could be at risk.

A disclosure will only be made when a request meets a strict set of criteria. The scheme cannot be used as a dating agency by people considering a new relationship and the person ‘at risk’ has to have been in an intimate relationship with their partner for a period of time.

Information released by police includes previous criminal convictions but may also include any relevant intelligence held about that person.

A disclosure will only be made to the person or people who are best placed to safeguard the person at risk.

Police will act immediately if at any point they consider a person to be at risk and in need of protection from harm.

It is hoped the scheme will help to increase public safety and arm those at risk of domestic violence and abuse with the right information to protect themselves.

 

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The scheme works in two ways:

  • A ‘right to ask’: This is where information is disclosed following a request from a member of the public.
  • A ‘right to know’: This is where police make a proactive decision to disclose details when they receive information to suggest a person could be at risk.

A disclosure will only be made when a request meets a strict set of criteria. The scheme cannot be used as a dating agency by people considering a new relationship and the person ‘at risk’ has to have been in an intimate relationship with their partner for a period of time.

Information released by police includes previous criminal convictions but may also include any relevant intelligence held about that person.

A disclosure will only be made to the person or people who are best placed to safeguard the person at risk.

Police will act immediately if at any point they consider a person to be at risk and in need of protection from harm.

It is hoped the scheme will help to increase public safety and arm those at risk of domestic violence and abuse with the right information to protect themselves.


Last Updated on Tuesday, September 04, 2018

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