You have the right to ask:
• If you are experiencing abuse in your relationship
• If you have concerns that a family member or friend is experiencing abuse in their relationship
• If you suspect your partner may have a history of abusive behaviour
Clare’s Law aims to protect you or your loved one’s, whether they are male or female, from domestic abuse.
Under this scheme you can ask the police to check whether a new, former or existing partner has a violent past. This is called ‘right to ask’. If records show that you may be at risk of domestic abuse from a partner, the police will consider disclosing the information. A disclosure can be made if it is legal, proportionate and necessary to do so.