Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS)
The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland (DSDAS) gives people the right to ask about the background of their partner.
It also allows concerned relatives and friends the right to ask about someone’s partner. They can ask if they have been abusive in the past.
DSDAS gives Police Scotland the power to tell people that they may be at risk. This information can be given if it is not asked for. If Police Scotland have information that a person may be at harm of domestic abuse by their partner, they have the power to tell them.
To find out more about the scheme, including how to make an application, visit the Police Scotland website.