Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes

About the research

Members of the MGFVPC, Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Sandra Walklate are currently involved in a program of research examining the efficacy of Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes (DVDS, also known as ‘Clare’s Law’) in Australia and the United Kingdom. Clare’s Law was introduced in England and Wales in 2014 as an aspirational policy aimed at preventing men with known criminal (violent) background repeating their behaviour with serial partners.


Fitz-Gibbon and Walklate’s research on DVDS has been published in:

Relevant research

About the team

Investigators: Professor Sandra Walklate, Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon
Project contacts: Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon