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Hundreds use ‘Clare’s Law’ in Northern Ireland

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1489792662097{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1489792637103{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1556298242667{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]A total of 326 applications were made in the first year of Northern Ireland’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme.

 

The ‘Clare’s Law’ provisions were introduced a year ago this month. Forty people judged to be at risk have been warned about their partner’s abusive past, allowing them to make an informed choice about their relationship, the Belfast Telegraph reported.

 

At 31,000 a year, incidents reported to the police are an all-time high in the province.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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