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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

Contacts

  • Domestic Violence and Violence against Women and Girl’s Co-ordinator
  • North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
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  • Tel: 020 8359 5625
  • Email: DV&VAWGCoordinator@Barnet.gov.uk

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