Abuse scheme rolled out in towns
The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse (Scotland) ( DSDAS) has been rolled out in Rutherglen and Cambuslang following a successful pilot.
Since the start of the pilot scheme in November last year, 86 requests have been received for disclosure with 35 requests resulting in a disclosure being made.
Announcing the roll out, Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick, said:“Domestic abuse affects all our communities.
“Our role is bringing offenders to justice and working with partners to ensure that victims are protected and receive the right support.
“Up to 25 per cent of police time is spent responding to domestic incidents with nearly 60,000 incidents recorded by Police Scotland officers last year.
“When people form new relationships, there can be concerns that the new partner may have an abusive past.
“This scheme gives people the opportunity to ask that question.