Domestic Homicide Reviews

What is a Domestic Homicide Review?

A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) is a multi-agency review carried out when someone has been killed as a result of domestic abuse.

The purpose of the review is to understand whether there are any lessons that can be learned from the way in which local organisations and professionals worked with the victim and to make recommendations to prevent future deaths. 

These reviews follow Home Office guidance which is published on its website.

Publication of reviews

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

The Safer Woking Partnership has responsibility for the reviews and is required to publish a final report with a set of recommendations, an overview report and executive summary, following agreement from the Home Office Quality Assurance Panel.   

The Woking Domestic Homicide Reviews can be found below, along with the publication letter from the Home Office.