'Clare's Law': Police urge women to ID domestic abusers

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'Clare's Law': Police urge women to ID domestic abusers

Post by falkor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:33 pm

Nearly 100 men with a history of abuse have been unmasked during the scheme's pilot
Paul Peachey Monday 24 June 2013
Women worried about potentially violent partners are being urged to contact the police following the low take-up of a scheme designed to reveal the histories of domestic abusers.

Police will today make a fresh appeal to women worried about potentially violent partners following the low take-up of a new scheme designed to reveal the hidden histories of domestic abusers.

Nearly 100 men with a history of abuse have been unmasked during a trial of so-called Clare’s Law which is designed to protect women kept in the dark by new partners about their violent pasts.

Women, family or friends can apply to police to delve into the prison, social service and criminal records if they have concerns and then be briefed at a private meeting if details emerge that pose a threat to safety.