A Safeguarding Disclosure request allows members of the public to apply for either the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (also known as Clare’s Law), the Child Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme (also known as Sarah’s Law), or both at the same time.
Operation Encompass is an innovative project which Northumbria Police is running in partnership with local schools. The project aims to safeguard and support children who are affected by domestic abuse.
The child sex offender disclosure scheme, otherwise known as Sarah’s Law, allows anyone to ask the police if someone who has access to a child holds a child sexual offences record. Sarah’s Law parents, guardians and carers with the necessary information to help them make decisions about their children’s safety and welfare.
If you’re worried that your partner, or the partner of a close friend or family member, may have a history of domestic abuse, Clare’s Law gives you the right to ask for this information.
By taking an active role in supervising how your child uses the internet, and putting in place safeguards and parental controls on their device, you can help to keep your child safe while they’re online.
Northumbria Police has made protecting vulnerable people from abuse and exploitation its number one priority, over recent years. We are one of the leading forces in the country for combating domestic violence and have developed a number initiatives, including having independent domestic violence workers accompanying officers on patrol.