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Superintendents to back Clare’s Law
The Association of Scottish Police Superintendents (ASPS) is this week expected to endorse plans for a Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, under which women would be able to request information about the domestic violence history of new partners. Also known as Clare’s Law, the proposals follow several pilots conducted in England and Wales.
There has also been speculation that senior officers will call for the Scottish implementation to go further, by allowing police to share information about known abusers with potential victims, though this is likely to prove controversial.
The proposals have been driven by a campaign by the family of Clare Wood, who died at the hands of her partner in 2009.