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Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR)

Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR)

When someone has been killed as a result of domestic violence abuse a review should be carried out.

What happens when someone is killed as a result of domestic violence?

When this happens, the law says that professionals involved in the case must review what happened so that we can identify what needs to be changed and reduce the risk of it happening again in the future.

The Home Office has published guidance on when we need to set up a domestic homicide review and how to do it. This is explained on the GOV.UK website.

Domestic homicide reviews are not inquiries into how the victim died or into who is responsible. The purpose of a domestic homicide review (DHR) is to understand where there are lessons learned and make recommendations to prevent future homicides.

In Hillingdon, DHRs are carried out by the Safer Hillingdon Partnership.

Published DHRs

Charlotte (2015) - The Safer Hillingdon Partnership has published the overview report and letter from the Home Office for the domestic homicide review conducted into the death of Charlotte in 2015.

Lottie (2015) - The Safer Hillingdon Partnership has published the overview report and executive summary for the domestic homicide review conducted into the death of Lottie in 2015.

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