Domestic Homicide Reviews

Since April 2011 there is a statutory requirement for local areas to conduct a Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) following a domestic homicide that meets the criteria. These are conducted by local Community Safety Partnerships in Hampshire.

A DHR is a multi-agency review of the circumstances into the death of a person aged 16 or over which has resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by a person:

  • to whom they were related
  • with whom they had been in an intimate personal relationship,
  • who is a member of the same household

DHRs aim to ensure that public bodies like social services, councils, police and other community-based organisations understand what led to someone’s death. These reviews consider what happened and what could have been done differently, especially regarding multi-agency working. Actions to improve responses to future domestic violence situations are identified.

Published Hampshire Domestic Homicide Reviews

Learning

Key findings from analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews (Home Office) December 2016