4 Mar 2024

Clare’s Law: Could thousands more women be warned about abusive partners?

Data Correspondent and Presenter

It is a scheme which allows any of us to ask the police whether a partner has an abusive past.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme was introduced across England and Wales 10 years ago this week.

It’s better known as Clare’s Law, named for Clare Wood, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2009.

But new analysis by Channel 4 News suggests thousands more people could be warned about potentially dangerous partners each year, if police forces used the scheme more consistently.