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Domestic Homicide Reviews

When a person is murdered in the context of domestic violence or abuse, a Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) is usually carried out.  The responsibility for DHR's sits with the relevant district Community Safety Partnership (part of the District Council).  The Community Safety Partnership will commission an independent Chair and Author for the DHR and organize a panel of appropriate professionals (membership dependent on the case).
 
DHR's are submitted to the Home Office for approval and the Home Office have guidance on how to carry out a DHR.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-statutory-guidance-for-the-conduct-of-domestic-homicide-reviews
 
Once approved by the Home Office, DHR's are made available to the public via the relevant Community Safety Partnership website.  DHR's are usually anonymized to protect the family of those involved.
 
Links to recent DHRs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can be found below.

A themed review has been produced by the DASV Partnership to provide an overview of a decade of local Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) and to identify themes and similarities that have arisen. This analysis provides a set of key findings and recommendations to help inform future strategies and policies.

The domestic homicides/suicides addressed in this report took place between August 2011 and February 2021. 

You can download the full report below.