: Waiting for next track...

Blogs > Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner Blog > Clare's Law comes to Dorset

Clare's Law comes to Dorset

10th March 2014

Dear All,

Tackling domestic violence is a key priority.

I welcome the adoption of Clare’s Law which will give people the opportunity to make an educated decision about the future of their relationship. It will also strengthen the framework around the release of information about the violent past of partners. This is a valuable tool in our work to pre-empt domestic violence.

In my manifesto, I made a promise to the people of Dorset, that if I was elected I would bring Clare’s Law to Dorset. These new powers will allow people to seek the information they need to escape an abusive situation before it ends in tragedy.

Domestic Violence is complex, deep-rooted and societal. It is a huge problem and one that we need to address very seriously at every level.

Clare’s Law will give people the right to ask the police if their partner has a history of serial domestic violence and also give the police the option of making a disclosure about any previous incidents. Clare’s Law will not just protect adults from abuse, but children also. Domestic Violence is devastating for families and the damage is far reaching.

I look forward to seeing the evaluation of Clare’s Law in Dorset and I hope that the new powers will give people more confidence to seek help if they believe they are at risk from harm.

Regards,

Martyn Underhill

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner

Posted by Martyn Underhill at 11:13am

2016 (1)

2015 (3)

2014 (15)

2013 (2)

Recent Posts

An exciting role at the College of Policing

Posted by Martyn Underhill

3rd March 2016 9:11am

Supporting National Hate Crime Awareness week

Posted by Carl

19th October 2015 5:03pm

Dorset PCC Supports Cuts Have Consequences Campaign

Posted by Martyn Underhill

17th February 2015 1:42pm

Dorset PCC Welcomes A31 Road Improvement Funding

Posted by Martyn Underhill

2nd December 2014 12:29pm

brewery square clock

brewery square clock

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book Your Table

For sales in January and March

Free Fuel Friday

Find out how to get your car sticker

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Book our Disco

Have DJ Owen at your party or celebration!

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.