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Clare's Law

If you think that you are at risk of Intimate Partner Violence in a relationship that you are in, you can apply to get information about your partner's potential history of abuse.

Clare's Law is named for a young women who was killed by her partner. This partner had a history of abuse against women.

There are 2 ways that you can get information -

The Right to Ask means that you can apply to get information about your partner's past history, and the police will inform you if your partner has a history of abuse. The link to the application form is on this page.

The Right to Know means that the police may choose to find out this information and ask if you wish to know it. You don't have to apply for information in this situation.

This link takes you to more information about Clare's Law. If you'd like to, you can contact us to speak to a Victim Services advocate about Clare's Law and your rights.