Domestic Homicide Reviews

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

The Safer Surrey Heath Partnership has responsibility for Domestic Homicide Reviews within Surrey Heath. Published recommendations appear at the bottom of this page.

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 violence.  The purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review is to:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Apply those lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate.
  4. Prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children through improved intra and inter-agency working.

The Safer Surrey Heath Partnership is required by the Act to publish a final, anonymised set of recommendations and, when relevant these can be found below.