Domestic abuse

12/15/2020 5:00:28 AM

7. Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR)

The Domestic Homicide Review considers the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by: a person to whom he or she was related a person with whom he or she was or had been in an intimate personal relationship a member of their household.

All community safety partnerships are required to undertake a homicide review in respect of domestic homicides where local agencies have been involved with the family.

The aim of the review is for all agencies involved to identify what lessons there are to learn about the way local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims.

They are not reviews of the police investigation, coroner's hearing, or any internal disciplinary. They are not intended to apportion blame.


Safer Buckinghamshire Partnership

Safer Buckinghamshire Partnership came into effect on 1 April 2020. This is the community safety partnership for Buckinghamshire.

It is responsible for commissioning Domestic Homicide Reviews under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004. These are independently chaired and a full report is sent to the Home Office.


DHR executive summaries

View the Domestic Homicide Review for Philip who died in March 2018 PDF, 199KB


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Last updated: 15 December 2020

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