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Domestic Homicide Reviews
A Domestic Homicide Review (DHRs) is carried out where a person has died as a result of abuse, violence or neglect by a relative, intimate partner or member of the same household.
Domestic homicide reviews (DHRs) are a statutory requirement under section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Adults Act (2004). The Safer Brent Partnership has the responsibility for establishing Domestic Homicide Reviews within Brent.
The purpose of a DHR is to:
- establish what lessons are to be learned from the domestic homicide regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims;
- identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result;
- apply those lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate; and
- prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children through improved intra and inter-agency working.
The aim in publishing these reviews is to restore public confidence and improve transparency of the processes in place, across all agencies, to protect victims.