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Domestic abuse

Find out more about support and advice available for victims of domestic abuse.

The Safer Craven Hub works in partnership with many other organisations such as IDAS to provide support and advice to victims of domestic abuse.

Domestic violence disclosure scheme – Clare’s Law

Named after Clare Wood who was murdered by her partner, having been unaware of his violent background; this scheme aims to prevent men and women from becoming victims of domestic abuse. It allows the police to disclose (if appropriate) information about a partner’s abusive past to protect those who could be at risk from a previously violent offender.

Under the right to ask, you can ask about your partner if you have a concern that they may harm you. Another person concerned about you such as your parent, neighbour or a friend can also ask. However, they may not necessarily receive information about your partner. It may be more appropriate for you or someone who can protect you to receive it.

Under the right to know, the police may decide to make a disclosure to protect someone, even if a person has not asked.

Please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 to report incidents of domestic abuse or to enquire about Clare’s Law.

The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline is: 0808 2000 247

If you are in immediate danger please call 999.

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