Will Merseyside see a Clare’s Law ? September 9th, 2012 admin Latest News Shares Comments The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) pilot, better known as Clare’s Law, has recently started in Greater Manchester, but will Merseyside follow suit? The home secretary, Theresa May, said in a written statement to MPs that a consultation on a national disclosure scheme on domestic violence had raised concerns about its possible misuse. Photograph The scheme offers people a formal mechanism to make enquiries about an individual who they are in a relationship with, or who is in a relationship with someone they know, and have a violent or abusive past. This information may be disclosed via a request from a member of the public (“right to ask”) or by an agency where a proactive decision is made to consider disclosing the information in order to protect a potential victim (“right to know”). If police checks show that a person may be at risk of domestic abuse from their partner, the police will consider disclosing the information. A disclosure 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. Information will only be given to someone who is in a position to use the information to protect someone from abuse. A third party person reporting concerns, would not necessarily receive the information. Onthespot – your online reporter Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!