Domestic Homicide Reviews

A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) considers the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by:

  • a person to whom he or she was related
  • a person with whom he or she was, or had been, in an intimate personal relationship
  • a member of their household

The purpose of the reviews

All community safety partnerships must carry out a homicide review of every domestic homicide (murder) where local agencies have been involved with the family.

The aim is to understand:

  • what went wrong
  • what lessons we can learn about the way local professionals and organisations work to safeguard victims

A Domestic Homicide Review is not a review of the police investigation, coroner's hearing, or any internal disciplinary. They're not intended to apportion blame.

How they’re commissioned

We have a Safer Buckinghamshire Partnership in Buckinghamshire which brings together experts from the police, fire service, probation, health and social care services.

The partnership is responsible for commissioning Domestic Homicide Reviews under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004. These are independently chaired and a full report is sent to the Home Office.

The Safer Buckinghamshire Partnership came into effect on 1 April 2020.

View published reviews

The following reviews are all in PDF format:

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