Family Lives Responds to Home Secretary Theresa May’s written statement to the House of Commons that ‘Clare's Law’ will cover all of England and Wales

“It is very encouraging to see this scheme being rolled out across England and Wales.  Women, men and other concerned family members should have the right to know about the violent past of any potential future partners, particularly if there are children within the household potentially at risk.  

Claire’s Law will help to establish and install clear new rights to access crucial information, empowering us all to make clearer relationship choices and to engage with the police on these matters.  Early intervention is also crucial to engage with young people who may have anger management issues or are prone to violent outbursts.  At Family Lives we help parents to discuss the issue of abuse within relationships.  Fostering understanding and respect between young people is crucial to equip them with the resilience to becoming victim to domestic violence.  Family Lives’ TeenBoundaries project works with schools to educate children about the dangers of sexualised bullying and abuse in teenage relationships.  Their work teaches children not to feel more empowered and resilient to tackle bullying or sexualised violence and also aims to prevent young people from becoming potential perpetrators and to explore their behaviour. So far TeenBoundaries have provided 7000 students with lessons focused on dealing with sexual bullying, provided individual mentoring and tailored gender lessons in schools.”

If you would like to explore running a Teen Boundaries Session at your school or centre of learning, please contact the team here: