A new webpage is being launched to help people find out if their partner has an abusive past.

The Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme gives members of the public the right to ask if their partner has a history of violent or abusive behaviour.

Commonly known as Clare’s Law, it was named after Clare Wood who was killed by her former partner in 2009.

Police can also use the law to proactively reveal key information where there is a concern, but they have not been directly asked.

The scheme is being rolled out by Hertfordshire Constabulary.

The applications are then dealt with by specialist officers from the Constabulary’s Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (DAISU).

Checks will be made and where there is cause for concern relevant information will be revealed to the person at risk.

The launch comes during ‘16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse’, which started on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The new webpage www.herts.police.uk/ClaresLaw includes a newly-created online form which members of the public can use to make a Clare’s Law application.