This form isn't for reporting domestic abuse. If you need to do that, please report domestic abuse using our online service.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme is often called ‘Clare’s Law’ after the landmark case that led to it. Clare’s Law gives any member of the public the right to ask the police if their partner may pose a risk to them.

Under Clare’s Law, a member of the public can also make enquiries into the partner of a close friend or family member.

Please note: The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme doesn't replace Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, subject access or freedom of information (FOI) requests and the new Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Advice tool

If a crime is happening now or you're concerned about someone's immediate safety

Thank you. 

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.