People in Nottinghamshire are now able to find out if their partner has a violent past thanks to a 12 month pilot being run by the Force.
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – or ‘Clare’s Law’ as it’s more commonly known – aims to prevent men and women from becoming victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Tackling domestic abuse is one of Nottinghamshire Police’s top priorities and the Force is one of four to pilot the scheme, which was launched on 3 September and will run for one year.
It allows police to disclose information to individuals about any previous violent offending of a partner where it could help protect them from harm.
Campaigners lobbied the Government to implement the scheme following the murder of 36-year-old Salford mum Clare Wood, who was murdered by her estranged partner in 2009.
She suffered months of sexual abuse and death threats before being strangled by George Appleton, who had a history of violence against women.
If you live in Nottinghamshire, you can contact a 24-hour freephone helpline to talk to someone about your experiences, or to get help to leave.
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