Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Adults Act (2004). They came into effect on 13 April 2011.
The Safer Slough Partnership has the responsibility for carrying out domestic homicide reviews within Slough.
A domestic homicide review is 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 neglect by a person whom he/she was related or had been in an intimate personal relationship, or a member of the same household.
If a domestic homicide takes place in Slough, Thames Valley Police will make sure the right people in the Safer Slough Partnership are told as quickly as possible. After this initial notification, a decision will be made about whether we need to have a Domestic Homicide Review using the Home Office guidance.
The aim in publishing these reviews is to restore public confidence and improve transparency of the processes in place, across all agencies, to protect victims.
This report of a Domestic Homicide Review examines agency responses and support given to the victim and his wife prior to his death in June 2014.
The case of Mr F Domestic Homicide Review
• The Review
• The letter from the Home Office
• The Action Plan