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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 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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