Request information under Clare's Law: Make a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) application
If someone is in danger or at risk
If you or someone you know is being abused you can tell us about this, either by calling 101 or online. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
If there's an immediate risk to someone's safety, please call 999. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
This form isn't for reporting domestic abuse. If you need to do that, please report domestic abuse using our online service.
This scheme enables the police to release information about any previous history of violence or abuse a person might have.
Under Clare's Law you can:
apply for information about your current or ex-partner because you're worried they may have a history of abuse and are a risk to you
request information about the current or ex-partner of a friend or relative because you're worried they might be at risk
Please note:The Clare’s Law (DVDS) scheme does not replace: CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) Checks, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks, subject access requests or FOI requests.