Domestic Abuse

Domestic Homicide Review

Since 2011, Community Safety Partnerships are required to undertake Domestic Homicide Reviews(DHR) in circumstances where the death of a person occurs, or is thought to occur, as a result of:

  • violence
  • abuse
  • neglect

From a family member or a member of the same household.

DHR's are not inquiries into how the victim died or into who is responsible. The purpose of a DHR is to understand where there are lessons to be learned.

In order for these lessons to be learned as widely and thoroughly as possible, professionals need to understand fully what happened in each homicide.

Most importantly, to identify what needs to change in order to reduce the risk of such tragedies happening in the future.

A local procedure for the conduct of domestic homicide reviews has now been developed and adopted by SCSP.

Once DHR'sdomestic homicide reviews are approved all reports are then published locally.

The aim in publishing these reviews is to restore public confidence and improve transparency of the processes in place, across all agencies, to protect victims.

Any DHR’s carried out and completed by SCSP, since the review was made a statutory obligation, are published on our website.

For further information about the SCSP please see their website.

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