The National Centre for Domestic Violence indicates that reports of domestic abuse increase during knock-out football tournaments.

Dorset Police has been working with licensed premises, support services and local authorities, to help keep the public safe during the upcoming Euro 2024 Football Tournament.

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One of the ways Dorset Police is helping to protect and support victims of domestic abuse is through Clare’s Law or the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. This scheme enables a person to check the past of a partner or ex-partner to see whether they have a history of abuse. The scheme also enables a third party to do the same for someone they know if they believe they are at risk of domestic abuse. Information supplied can help people decide whether to continue in a relationship. More information on this scheme can be found on the Dorset Police website – Dorset.police.uk/dvds


If you are a victim of domestic abuse you can go to our website for help and guidance. Dorset.police.uk/Abuse-help for support and guidance.

If you display abusive behaviour or feel you might need help, visit: respect.uk.net.

For more information about the Domestic Violence Disclosure Service or Clare’s Law visit: dorset.police.uk/dvdsIf you fear for your or someone else’s safety and need help immediately, always dial 999.