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Success at protecting abuse victims

Superintendent Helen Chamberlain, head of public protection at Notts Police

Superintendent Helen Chamberlain, head of public protection at Notts Police

A scheme to prevent men and women suffering from domestic violence has been successfully used within its first six months in Notts.

The force introduced Clare’s Law – the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme pilot – in September 2012 to run for 12 months.

It allows police to tell people about their partner’s violent past in situations where it could help protect them.

Since then the force, one of four piloting the scheme, has received 44 applications under the scheme and have made disclosures to five people.

Superintendent Helen Chamberlain, head of public protection, said: “A police force’s primary job is to preserve life and keep people safe, and arming people with the information to protect themselves is one of many tactics we will use to do just that. I am pleased that people who are worried about someone’s past have come forward and been helped by the scheme. I hope more people feel they can ask about Clare’s Law and potentially protect themselves.”

 

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