Notts police to pilot Clare’s Law

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Police will be one of the first forces in the country to pilot a scheme giving people the right to know about a partner’s violent past.

The force will adopt the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, also known as ‘Clare’s Law’, allowing people to find out if their partner has previous convictions for domestic violence or other violent acts.

Supt Helen Chamberlain, head of the force’s public protection department, said: “It’s crucial that the force is at the forefront of any developments in tackling domestic violence and I was keen from the outset that we would be one of the first to test Clare’s Law.

“Being on the cutting edge of new developments in policing allows us to influence and help shape the process and have an input into how to best protect vulnerable people. The scheme will empower the police and potential victims.”