Neighbourhood Watch is about helping to create a safe community, where people are safe from all sorts of harm including domestic violence which is largely a hidden crime occurring in the home.
If you are feeling unsafe in your relationship, and are concerned that your partner or former partner may have a history of violence, you may be able to request some information from the police about them through the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), which was introduced last year.
If you are concerned about the safety of someone you know who is in a relationship that looks like it is unsafe, you may be able to request information be provided to that person through the DVDS.
Information on the partner’s police history is provided via the DVDS to the person at risk so they can make informed decisions about their safety and the future of the relationship.
For further information go to the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.