Domestic Homicide Reviews

The Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership has responsibility for Domestic Homicide Reviews within Elmbridge. 

Domestic Homicide Reviews were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004).

Definition and purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review

Domestic Homicide Reviews are carried out to ensure that lessons are learnt when a person has been killed as a result of domestic abuse.  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 those lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate
  • prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children through improved intra and inter-agency working

The Elmbridge Community and Safety Partnership is required by the Act to publish a final, anonymised set of recommendations (see below).

Elmbridge Domestic Homicide Reviews

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