Research and analysis

Domestic violence disclosure scheme: assessment of national roll-out

Home Office assessment of the domestic violence disclosure scheme since the national roll-out in March 2014.


DVDS: Home office assessment of national roll-out

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The domestic violence disclosure scheme (DVDS) was rolled out across all 43 police forces in England and Wales from 8 March 2014.

This document gives an assessment of how the scheme has been working since the national roll-out.

It also gives information on:

  • the policy background
  • numbers of DVDS applications and disclosures made
  • next steps

Information on the national roll-out of domestic violence protection orders is also available.

Published 8 March 2016