Domestic Homicide Reviews


Domestic Homicide Reviews are one way to improve responses to domestic violence and aim to prevent further homicides.

They try to ensure that public bodies like social services, councils, police and other community based organisations understand what happened that led to someone’s death. They try to identify where responses to the situation could be improved. The aim is to learn all the right lessons including those which impact how we work together. These reviews consider what happened and what could have been done differently. Actions to improve responses to domestic violence situations in the future are identified.

PAN Dorset Domestic Homicide Review Protocol

Bournemouth Community Safety Partnership have recently completed a review into the death of ‘Marie’. The learning is summarised in a quick synopsis to share amongst agencies. The full report and executive summary are available below.

Full Report

Executive Summary