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Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare's Law)

Clare’s Law is the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. It's named after Clare Wood, who was murdered in 2009 by her ex-boyfriend who had a history of violence against women.

The scheme allows you to ask us about the information we hold on a person in relation to domestic abuse offences and convictions if you believe that you or someone you know is in a relationship with an individual that could cause them significant harm.

Disclosures provide you with domestic abuse information we hold on an individual. If our checks show that the individual has a record of violent behaviour or something that may put you at risk of harm, we will consider sharing this with you.

A disclosure request under this scheme can be made by:

  • Someone who has concerns that their partner may harm them
  • A third party, such as a parent, neighbour or friend who has concerns about someone’s safety

How do I make a Clare's Law request?

If you would like to make a request under Clare's Law, you can do so by calling us on 101 or visit your local police station.

You can also make a request via our online reporting form.

What happens after I make the request?

Once an application has been made, we will carry out a range of checks along with other partner agencies. If we find a record of abusive offences, or if we feel there is a risk of abuse or violence, we will consider sharing this information.

If we do decide to make a disclosure, we will always do so in person. This will be made to the person at risk.

The aim of this information is to help people make a more informed decision on whether to continue with their relationship, as well as providing help and support when making the choice.

How can I find out more?

You can find out more about Clare’s Law by visiting the government website: Clare's law to become a national scheme - GOV.UK ( 

If you are worried that a friend, neighbour or loved one is a victim of domestic abuse then you can visit for details of the support services in Lancashire.

Need Help?

Ring us on 101 or if you are in immediate danger call 999

Contact Numbers:
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
The Men’s Advice Line  0808 801 0327
Galop - the leading LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity  0300 999 5428
The Samaritans 0845 790 9090
Respect a confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner 0808 802 4040

Victim Support

0808 16 89 111

Women's Aid


National Health Service (NHS)

Trust Ed - Teenagers can get support information on Lancashire Constabulary's young persons