Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR) are commissioned by the Community Safety Partnership in response to a death involving domestic violence or abuse. They are subject to the guidance issued by the Home Office under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence Crime & Victims Act 2004.
The purpose of a DHR is for professionals and agencies involved, such as the police, councils and social services to understand the circumstances that led to the death of a family member.
Reviews then aim to identify how to improve multiple agencies responses to victims of domestic violence and prevent similar tragedies in the future.
DHR Lessons Learnt 2018
DHR Overview April 2019