Today it has been revealed that almost a 1,000 Scots have applied to find out if their partner has an abusive past.
Clare’s Law saw 926 applications under the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse. 391 of these resulted in the applicant receiving information about a potentially dangerous partner.
Whilst these figures show the success of Clare’s Law they also show the scale of the problem.
That almost a thousand women felt the need to check their partner’s history – and 42% received information about a potentially dangerous partner – indicates that much more has to be done to tackle domestic abuse in Scotland.
That is why Scottish Labour is calling for the introduction of domestic abuse courts within Scotland’s courts to ensure these serious crimes are dealt with as a priority.
You can read more on Heart Scotland’s Website.