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Domestic Homicide Reviews

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Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004) which came into effect on 13 April 2011.

Under guidance issued by the Home Office, any incident of domestic violence or abuse which results in the death of the victim requires a DHR to be carried out by the local Community Safety Partnership. In South Gloucestershire this body is called the Safer and Stronger Communities and Strategic Partnership (SSCSP).

The purpose of the multi-agency review is to ensure that agencies are responding appropriately to victims of domestic violence and to apply any lessons learned through an action plan or recommendations. They are not inquiries into who is culpable, this is for the court or coroner to decide.

Published Reviews

August 2016 (SGDHR4) – The Safer and Stronger Communities and Strategic Partnership has published the Executive Summary, Overview Report and letter from the Home Office for the domestic homicide review conducted in South Gloucestershire.

April 2015 (SGDHR3) – The Safer and Stronger Communities and Strategic Partnership has published the Executive Summary, Overview Report and letter from the Home Office for the domestic homicide review conducted in South Gloucestershire.

March 2015 (SGDHR2) – The Safer and Stronger Communities and Strategic Partnership has published the Executive Summary, Overview Report and letter from the Home Office for the domestic homicide review conducted jointly between Bristol and South Gloucestershire

November 2014 (SGDHR1) – The Safer and Stronger Communities and Strategic Partnership has published the Executive Report and the letter from the Home Office for the domestic homicide review conducted in South Gloucestershire.

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