Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not have a domestic violence disclosure scheme. A DVDS is a scheme that allows people to ask police if their current partner has a history of domestic violence. It is named ‘Clare’s Law’ in England & Wales, after Clare Wood who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in2009. Clare Wood’s parents believed that if she knew about his extensive history of domestic violence she would have been able to leave the relationship earlier and take steps to keep herself safe.

A Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme for NI