The final week of Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s month-long awareness campaign focuses on Clare’s Law, the Home Office domestic violence disclosure scheme.
Clare’s Law is named after Clare Wood who was murdered in 2009 by her ex-boyfriend who had a history of violence against women.
Individuals can make inquiries about either their partner’s past, or as a third party who’s concerned about someone they know who might be at risk of harm.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary is highlighting the scheme and encouraging concerned individuals to make inquiries.
Detective Inspector Chris O’Brien said: “People can make inquiries about either their partner’s past, or as a third party who’s concerned about someone they know who might be at risk of harm.
“The easiest way to do this is by calling 101 or visiting your local police station.
“The applicant can be a potential victim who is in a relationship with a person they believe may be a risk to their safety or as a third party applicant.
“The third party applicant should have some form of relationship with the potential victim such as sister, mother, friend, work colleague or neighbour.
“I urge anyone who believes their partner may be a risk to their safety, or a concerned third party, to start the process today and make contact.”
For more information on Clare’s Law visit https://www.cambs.police.uk/GetCloser/DomesticAbuse/ClaresLaw.asp
For more information on the Get Closer initiative visit http://www.cambs.police.uk/GetCloser/DomesticAbuse/
Additional support numbers
. Victims’ Hub 0800 7816818 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
. The 24hr Freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership by Refuge and Women’s Aid): 0808 2000 247
. Specialist Abuse Services: 01733 894455
. Citizens Advice: 03444 994 120