Domestic Homicide Reviews

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Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.  This creates an expectation for local areas to undertake a multi-agency review following a domestic homicide (or a suspected victim suicide). This provision came into force on 13 April 2011.  

The purpose of DHRs is to establish what lessons are to be learned from the domestic homicide or suspected victim suicide, regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims.  They also contribute to a better understanding of the nature of domestic violence and abuse.  

You can view existing DHRs in the documents listed below: