Clare's Law, or the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, was discussed and put into force after an incident in Salford, Greater Manchester. In that case, a woman was strangled and then set alight by her former partner. The man reportedly had a long history of abusive behavior, but this was never revealed to the victim.
In March 2014, Clare's Law was introduced so that an individual can request information about their partner from the police regarding their criminal history. This extends to family members who might be concerned that their relative is in a relationship that might involve domestic abuse. However, police authorities are able to refuse to disclose information if there is no evidence that an individual is at risk.