Domestic homicide reviews
The partnership is responsible for establishing domestic homicide reviews (DHR) within Warrington. A domestic homicide review is carried out when someone has been killed as a result of domestic violence. The Home Office has published guidance about how to conduct homicide review which the community safety partnership adheres to.
DHRs are not inquiries into how the victim died or into who is responsible. They enable lessons to be learned, with professionals needing to fully understand what has happened in each instance, so that changes can be made to reduce the risk of such tragedies happening again.
The aim of publishing domestic homicide reviews is to restore public confidence.
Domestic Homicide Review - June 2017
The partnership commissioned a review into in the involvement of public services following a domestic homicide case in 2014. The Warrington DHR panel, with an independent chair, was created to carry out the review and produced a report and action plan.
The review took place to make sure that any lessons could be learned and that services could be improved to help reduce the risk of tragedies happening again in the future.
The review report and action plan were then submitted to the Home Office for consideration and actions continued to be carried out across services.
The Home Office has undertaken a quality assurance process and is satisfied with the report and action plan. Copies of the action plan and the Home Office panel response are available.