Government Issues Revised Guidance on Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

Following a Consultation the Government has issued revised Guidance on the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme which aims to help front-line officers and those who work in the area of public protection apply the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme and deals with:

  • checks to be completed
  • a set of minimum standards of information to be obtained from the applicant
  • suggested forms of wording for communicating outcomes at each stage of the disclosure scheme process
  • recommended minimum levels of knowledge and experience required by practitioners to discharge functions within the disclosure scheme effectively.

The Press Release for the New Guidance can be accessed here.