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Requesting Information for Legal Aid

Following the changes to Government advice, from Tuesday 24 March our offices will not be staffed other than for essential working. We will therefore not be able to collect correspondence sent via post.

All our services remain up and running as normal with staff working from home.

Where possible, we ask that you contact us online or call 01656 303444.


Under the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, you are able to make an application for written confirmation of domestic abuse in order to support a legal aid request.

Although any individual has the right to make this type of request it is advisable you consult a solicitor in order for them to process the application on your behalf.

Please note there is no fee for this type of application.

How to make a Legal Aid Disclosure Request

A request must be made in writing and to simplify the process we recommend that you submit a request containing the following information;

  • Provide the details of the victim, the alleged and the alleged offence – please see our template application forms for further details
  • Provide a Signed Letter of Authority (solicitors application only)
  • Return the application to South Wales Police
  • Provide a copy of the applicants Identification

For your convenience, you may wish to use the following forms;

Legal Aid Disclosure Application Form – Solicitors

Legal Aid Disclosure Application Form – Individuals

Once a valid Legal Aid Disclosure request has been received by South Wales Police we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

Please note that your response will consist of a one page letter confirming whether there is supporting evidence for your legal aid application.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about what information you are entitled to before you submit your application please contact the Data Protection Office.


Telephone: 01656 303 444


Data Protection Office
South Wales Police Headquarters
Cowbridge Road
CF31 3SU