Police given new guidance to disclose a history of violence – Home Office

Posted March 5th, 2012 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, police, press releases by tracey

“Four police forces will pilot a new domestic violence disclosure scheme, the home secretary announced today. Police in Greater Manchester, Gwent, Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire will run a 12 month trial of the domestic violence disclosure scheme (DVDS) from the summer of 2012. The pilot scheme will test the methods used by police to help victims or potential victims of domestic violence by disclosing information about previous violent offending by their partner.”

Full press release

Home Office, 5th March 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk