Domestic Homicide Reviews
A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) 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
The purpose of the reviews
All community safety partnerships must carry out a homicide review of every domestic homicide (murder) where local agencies have been involved with the family.
The aim is to understand:
- what went wrong
- what lessons we can learn about the way local professionals and organisations work to safeguard victims
A Domestic Homicide Review is not a review of the police investigation, coroner’s hearing, or any internal disciplinary. They’re not intended to apportion blame.
Click on Published DHRs to read more about lessons learnt from Buckinghamshire cases.