ACPO response to the launch of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare's Law)
A pilot scheme that gives potential victims of domestic violence the right to know information to protect themselves and their families
ACPO lead on domestic abuse Chief Constable Carmel Napier said:
"A key part of policing is to protect people from harm. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme is intended to empower people to make informed decisions to protect themselves and their children when getting involved with a new partner. It will also allow the police to act in the best interests of people they believe could be at risk of violence by sharing information of a partners’ violent past.”
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ACPO’s 311 members consist of 223 chief police officers from the home forces of assistant chief constable rank (commanders in the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police) and above, plus 60 senior police staff members from the 44 forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Non home forces such as British Transport Police have 25 chief police officer members and there are three members from the Service Police.