What is Clare’s Law, why is it mentioned in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and is it relevant to adult social care workers?

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What is Clare’s Law, why is it mentioned in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and is it relevant to adult social care workers?

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Clare’s Law is a legal means for police to warn potential victims about their partner’s history of abuse.

The official term for Clare’s Law is the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS). It was named after Clare Wood, a 36-year-old woman who was murdered in Salford in February 2009 by her ex-partner George Appleton. He was known to police for a history of domestic violence involving serious assault before his relationship with Clare.

Clare’s Law was implemented across all police forces in England and Wales in March 2014. It comprises two routes, the “Right to Ask” and the “Right to Know”. The “Right to Ask” is where a person (A) or their friend or relative (C) can ask for information about a potentially abusive partner (B). The “Right to Know” is where police seek to proactively disclose.

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