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Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

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About the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

The NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme helps people who may be at risk of domestic and family violence to find out if their current or former partner has a history of violent criminal offences. More information is available on the NSW Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme factsheet.

The scheme is the first of its kind in Australia and one of the NSW Government’s strategies to help reduce domestic violence in our state.

Domestic violence is usually characterised by a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviours, and perpetrators often repeat these behaviours in their relationships. The Scheme can empower people who may be at risk by helping them make informed decisions about their relationships.

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Last updated: 10 Nov 2017