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Domestic Homicide Reviews

Domestic Homicide Reviews are a statutory requirement and are conducted when the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by a relative, household member or someone s/he had been in an intimate relationship with.

A review panel consisting of members from local and statutory agencies, led by an independent chair will review each agency’s involvement with the individuals involved and consider recommendations to improve agency’s responses in the future. In doing this, agencies will improve their responses to domestic violence and abuse, and work better together to prevent such tragedies occurring in the future.

Domestic Homicide Review panels are encouraged to keep the victim at the heart of the review and will invite family members, friends and work colleagues to participate and provide information that can help the panel build a better picture of the victim and perpetrator and their experience of agencies involvement.

Domestic Homicide Reviews are not inquiries into how someone died or who is to blame. They are not part of any disciplinary process. They do not replace, but will be in addition to, an inquest or any other form of inquiry into the homicide.

In 2011, Community Safety Partnerships became responsible for undertaking Domestic Homicide Reviews. There are four Community Safety partnerships in Warwickshire, and all have agreed a co-ordinated approach to Domestic Homicide Reviews in the county in order to maximise opportunities for learning.

All Domestic Homicide Reviews that have been published within Warwickshire can be viewed by clicking on the relevant Community Safety Partnership link below:

North Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership

Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Communities Partnership

Rugby Community Safety Partnership

Safer South Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership

Out of County Domestic Homicide Reviews

If you would like more information on Warwickshire’s Domestic Homicide Reviews, please contact:

Holly Collins
Domestic Homicide Review Officer
Tel: 01926 412281
Email: hollycollins@warwickshire.gov.uk

Useful Links

Home Office Statutory Guidance for the Conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)

Victim Support Homicide Service

If you or someone you know are worried about domestic violence and abuse, please contact our free-phone helpline 0800 408 1552 or visit www.talk2someone.org.uk

In an emergency always call 999

 

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