Domestic Homicide Review
- Housing and Community
Tragically, people sometimes die as a result of domestic abuse.
When this happens, the law says that professionals involved in the case must conduct a multi-agency review of what happened so that we can identify what needs to be changed to reduce the risk of it happening again in the future.
If a domestic homicide takes place in Barnet the police inform the Safer Communities Partnership of the incident. After this initial notification, a decision will be made about whether we need to have a Domestic Homicide Review using the Home Office guidance. The Safer Communities Partnership then has the overall responsibility for setting up a review.
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.
Case review documents
- 2015 Sept Domestic Homicide Overview report
- 2015 Sept Domestic Homicide Overview report - Executive Summary
- 2015 Sept Domestic Homicide Home Office Letter
- 2014-A- Domestic-Homicide-Overview-Report.pdf
- 2014-A-Domestic Homicide Overview Report-Executive-Summary.pdf
- 2014-A Domestic Homicide Home Office letter
- 2013 Domestic Homicide Overview executive summary
- 2013 Domestic Homicide Overview report