Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme - 982/14
Dated: 27 Nov 2014
Date of request: 20/11/14
Date of response: 26/11/14
Thank you for your email dated 20 November 2014 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
I would like to request information about the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme - also known as Clare's Law. Can you provide:
1) How many applications have been made to the force under Clare's Law since the scheme was launched to the latest available date?
2) How many applications have resulted in information being shared by the force with the applicant (number of disclosures)?
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Crime Department of Northumbria Police.
I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
The data given below is as of 25th November 2014
1. 230 applications have been made to the force under Clare's Law since the scheme was launched
2. 37 applications have resulted in information being shared by the force with the applicant
Further information regarding the scheme can be found on the Northumbria Police website.
In order to assist I have provided the relevant links below
Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another. Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.
How to complain
If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp