Domestic Homicide Reviews
The Government strategy “Call to End Violence against Women and Girls” (published November 2010) included an action to implement Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004), putting in place the Statutory Requirement to conduct Domestic Violence Homicide Reviews. This was implemented on the 13th April 2011.
Extracts from Home Office, Revised Multi-agency Statutory Guidance for the Conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews
“Domestic Homicide Review” means a review of 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) A person to whom he was related or with whom he was or had been in an intimate personal relationship,
(b) A member of the same household as himself, held with a view to identifying the lessons to be learnt from the death.
(Home Office, Multi-agency Statutory Guidance for the Conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews Revised, published June 2013, page 5).
The purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review is to:
- Establish what lessons are to be learned from the domestic homicide regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims;
- Identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on, and what is expected to change as a result;
- Apply these lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate;
- Prevent domestic violence and abuse homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence and abuse victims and their children through improved intra and inter-agency working.
(Home Office, Multi-agency Statutory Guidance for the Conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews Revised, published June 2013, page 6).
Once complete the Overview report for a Domestic Homicide Review is submitted to the Home Office Quality Assurance Panel. Once feedback has been received and where necessary acted upon, the Crime & Drugs Partnership has an obligation to publish the findings of the report along with the feedback from the Home Office.
Nottingham Crime & Drugs Partnership has the overall responsibility for establishing reviews of Domestic Homicides which occur in Nottingham City.
Findings from Domestic Homicide Reviews in Nottingham City will be published here, as determined by the Crime & Drugs Partnership.
The Crime & Drugs Partnership will lead on the progression of recommendations with partner agencies to reduce the risk of further domestic violence related homicides.
There are currently no published reviews