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Domestic abuse protection goes national, 01/07/15 [S]

Women and men across Scotland who suspect their partner has an abusive background may now have that information disclosed to them, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Police Scotlandís Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland will be rolled out across the country later this year.

The First Minister and Chief Constable Sir Stephen House made the announcement while on a visit to Edinburgh Womenís Aid where they met staff and volunteers who work with domestic abuse victims.

They were joined by Michael Brown, whose daughter Clare was murdered by her ex-boyfriend in Salford, Greater Manchester in 2009. She was unaware of his history of violence against women.

Also known as Clareís Law, the scheme allows people to contact the police and request information on their partnerís background if they suspect them of a history of domestic abuse.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

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