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Domestic Homicide Reviews
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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.
DHRs in Brent
The case of Alexia
The case of Penina
The case of Anna
The case of Elaine
The case of Elena
The case of Rachel
Last updated 06/02/23