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Domestic Homicide Review

Information about Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) carried out by the Fenland Community Safety Partnership.

A DHR takes place when a person aged 16 or over has (or is believed to have) died from violence, abuse or neglect by either:

  • a person who they were related to
  • a person that they were in an intimate personal relationship with
  • a member of the same household

DHRs do not inquire into how someone died or who is to blame, and are not part of any disciplinary process or criminal investigation. They are in addition to these and the Coroner's inquest. Their purpose is to:

  • learn lessons about how local professionals/organisations can better work individually/together to safeguard victims
  • identify how changes will be implemented and included within policies/procedures
  • prevent domestic violence and homicide and improve responses for all domestic violence victims and their children by working better together
  • highlight good practice

The Fenland Community Safety Partnership conducts these DHRs using guidance from the Home Office. Findings are published to improve transparency of processes in place, across all agencies, to protect victims.