Domestic Homicide Reviews - Reports

Domestic Homicide Reviews became statutory on 13 April 2011. Safe Newcastle has the lead responsibilty for conducting reviews for Newcastle.

A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) means a review of the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over, has or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglected by:

(a) a person to whom he/she was related or with whom he/she was or had been in an intimate personal realtionship, or

(b) a member of the same household as her/himself.

When a domestic homicide occurs, Northumbria Police is required to notify Safe Newcastle in writing. Within one month of receiving notification of a domestic homicide the Chair of Safe Newcastle, in consultation with local partners, has responsibilty for initiating a Domestic Homicide Review. Any professional or agency may also refer a homicide to Safe Newcastle in writing, if it is believed that there are important inter-agency lessons to be learned.

The purpose of a DHR is to consider the circumstances that led to the domestic violence homicide, so that public bodies , and relevant community and voluntary sector organisations can identify where responses to the situation could have been improved. DHR's do not seek to lay blame but to consider what happened and what could have been done differently. DHR's do not replace but exist in addition to any inquest or oter form of inquiry into the homicide.

Below are documents which relate to a case marked and referred to as Jane: (will be uploaded in due course)

Below are documents which relate to a case marked and referred to as Mr A: (will be uploaded in due course)

Below are documents which relate to a case marked and referred to as Mrs X: (will be uploaded in due course)

Below are documents which relate to a case marked and referred to as Mark: (will be uploaded in due course)

Below are documents which relate to a case marked and referred to as Mary: (will be uploaded in due course)