Domestic Homicide Review
Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Adults Act (2004) and came into effect on 13 April 2011.
A DHR is a review of the circumstances in which the death of a person aged sixteen or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by a person whom he/she was related to or had been in an intimate personal relationship with, or a member of the same household.
The purpose of a DHR 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. The aim is to prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children through improved intra and inter-agency working.
The aim in publishing these reviews is to provide public confidence and improve the transparency of the processes in place, across all agencies, to protect victims.
Reigate and Banstead Domestic Homicide Reviews