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Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland

What is the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland?

The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) gives people the right to ask about the background of their partner.

It also allows concerned relatives and friends, the right to ask about someone’s partner. They can ask if they have been abusive in the past.

DSDAS also gives Police Scotland the power to tell people that they may be at risk. This information can be given if it is not asked for. 

DSDAS allows people to make the choice on whether to remain in the relationship.

Application can be found here 

You can have an application filled out for you at your local police station.

You can also print off a copy of the application form and post it to: Police Scotland’s Domestic Abuse Coordination Unit, Clyde Gateway, 2 French Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow G40 4EH.

Putting an application in

After the application is submitted it is passed to one of Police Scotland’s domestic abuse departments. The information will be added to a DSDAS database.

We might need to contact you for more information. We'll get in touch in a way you've asked for. 

A decision will then be made to release information. This will only be done if there is a risk.

It will be given to the person potentially at risk, or another person close to them.

For more info please Police Scotland website 

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