Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Women at risk’ as police in England and Wales miss Clare’s Law deadlines

POLICE took over a month to disclose information about the criminal histories of suspected abusers in almost a quarter of applications for background checks approved last year, Observer analysis has found.

Clare’s Law, introduced in 2014, gives people the “right to ask” their force about any previous domestic violence or offences that mean their partners could pose a risk to them.

Essex Police, which did not respond to a request for comment, disclosed 36 – only 7% – of the 529 “right to ask” applications it received last year.

The full article is below.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/may/09/women-at-risk-as-police-in-england-and-wales-miss-clares-law-deadlines

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