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27 February, 2014

Launch of ‘Domestic Violence Protection Notices/Orders’ (DVPOs) and the ‘Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme’ (DVDS/Clare’s Law)

National rollout from March 2014

As part of an attempt to better protect victims of domestic abuse, the Police will be implementing these two new policies as of next month. WWA cautiously welcomes these two new tools for dealing with DA/V, but urges extreme care be taken in regards to whether these options are always the safest or most appropriate options. WWA instead urges renewed focus on the foundations of strong and sensitive basic Police responses to DA/V, alongside information sharing and partnership working with specialist organisations such as WWA.

Our #AskMe pilot in Wales does just that (led by local specialist services), encourages community discussion, increases knowledge & understanding about domestic/sexual abuse & help available, & expands ways women can get help #ChangethatLasts twitter.com/EleriB/status/…

About 15 hours ago from WelshWomensAid's Twitter