Community Safety Partnerships are legally required to carry out Domestic Homicide reviews (DHR) as part of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004. DHR’s are started where the death of a person occurs, which is thought to involve either violence, abuse, or neglect by a family member or a member of the same household.
DHR’s are conducted by the partners included in the CSP to whom the case is assigned. Partners involved in Malvern Hills CSP would include the local Health care service (Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust), West Mercia Police and other community organisations that are able to contribute to the review process.
The review team will consider what occurred leading up to the death and what could have been done differently. The review team does not seek to proportion any blame to a single organisation or person but rather recommend future actions that should be acted upon to improve responses to domestic violence situations in the future.
Once completed reviews are published by the CSP conducting the review which are then made available to all members of the public to read.
Completed South Worcestershire DHR’s:
The review team will consider what happened and what could have been done differently but will not seek to blame any individual or organisation. They will also recommend actions to be taken to improve responses to domestic violence situations in the future.
The findings and recommendations are then published by Community Safety Partnerships which are legally responsible for overseeing DHRs, see below: