- People in New South Wales may soon be able to tell if their partner has a history of violence.
- The Right To Ask scheme is accessible online and by phone.
- South Australia already has such a plan in place.
This initiative is known as the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS).
What are domestic violence advocacy groups saying?
“Anything that saves lives is effective.”
“What really makes this work is the fact that people can make that application online or by phone.
What prompted it?
At the time, data protection laws allowed former abusers to keep their criminal records confidential.
How does this scheme work in other states?
Sarah Wendt, a professor of social work at Flinders University in South Australia, said applicants must agree not to disseminate or misuse the information provided, which is presented verbally at face-to-face meetings. said.
In NSW, it is proposed that the details provided by NSW Police include the type of violent conviction an individual has received and the date of such conviction.
The manner in which such information is communicated is being considered in the light of information from domestic violence advocates in the interest of the applicant’s safety and well-being.
Have you ever helped people?
“The Freedom of Information scheme has received more inquiries than previously expected, so the state government continues to work with CenterCare to fund it because there is demand,” she said. rice field.
Where can such schemes be implemented?
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/how-some-people-could-soon-be-able-to-check-if-their-partner-has-a-history-of-domestic-violence/6xvsdbo2o What is the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme and how does it work?