A domestic homicide review (DHR) is a multi-agency review of 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 either:
- a person to whom s/he was related or with whom s/he was or had been in an intimate personal relationship
- a member of the same household as her/himself.
They are held to identify lessons to be learnt from the death.
DHRs can also be held where a person took their own life (suicide) and the circumstances give rise to concern. For example, it emerges that there was coercive controlling behaviour in the relationship.
Domestic homicide reports
- Exec summary of DHR review panel into the death of MK 2014 (PDF, 271kb)
- Overview report for the DHR panel concerning MK 2014 (PDF, 218kb)
- Exec summary of DHR review panel into the death of AB 2012 (PDF, 441kb)
- Overview report for the DHR panel concerning AB 2012 (PDF, 1.02mb)
- Exec summary of DHR review panel into the death of Shaily 2014 (PDF, 667kb)
- Overview report of the DHR panel concerning Shaily 2014 (PDF, 1.11mb)
Out of county – Bournemouth
Professional guidance and support
Home Office guidance on domestic homicide reviews – includes leaflets for review panels, statutory guidance, an equality impact assessment and lessons learned guidance.
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse – help for families and support for professionals and peers.