The Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol (Clare's Law) Act authorizes a police service to disclose certain risk-related information to a current or former intimate partner in cases where such information can assist them in making informed decisions about their safety and relationship.
The Protocol recognizes two procedures for disclosing information:
The "right to ask" is triggered by a member of the public applying to a police service for a disclosure.
The "right to know" is triggered by the police service making a proactive decision to disclose information to protect a potential victim.
Applications can be made by a person who believes they may be at risk of harm by a current or former intimate partner, or by a third party who has a close relationship with someone who they are concerned may be at risk.
To make an application, contact your local municipal police service. They will provide you with the required forms.
Further information explaining the Protocol is available.