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The Right to Know: Domestic Abuse Reforms

Two police districts in Scotland are to pilot a law which will ensure that people can check whether or not their partner has a history of domestic abuse or violence. Described as ‘a right to know’, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme will enable women and men to request information on their partner’s history and criminal record from the police.

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Abuse stats increase but reporting levels "encouraging"

Reported cases of domestic abuse increased over the Christmas and New Year period, according to new figures published by Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).

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