The Government has launched a consultation asking whether the protection of victims of domestic violence can be improved by the establishment of a national Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.
This would mean that information about an individual's history of domestic violence could be made available to a new partner.
The Government has already taken a range of action on domestic violence as part of 'A Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls', an action plan published in Spring 2011 aimed at preventing violence and providing more support for victims.
Domestic Violence Protection Orders have been introduced to empower police officers and magistrates to stop offenders from contacting victims or returning to their home for up to 28 days.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May said: "I have been clear that ending violence against women and girls is a personal priority for me and this government.
"Domestic violence is a particularly dreadful form of abuse and I want us to constantly look at new ways of protecting victims and preventing tragic incidents from happening."
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