Domestic Homicide Review
Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR’s) were established on a statutory basis under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 and came into force on 13 April 2011.
They are led by a Community Safety Partnership (CSP), who take responsibility for a multi-agency 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 to who they were related or with whom they were, or had been, in an intimate personal relationship, or a member of the same household as themselves.
A Domestic Homicide Review will consider the circumstances that led to the death of an individual, identify where responses to the situation could be improved in the future and contribute to a prevention of further domestic violence.
Sancus are committed to ensuring that all aspects of our work are completed to the highest quality standard and in strict compliance with legislation and regulations.
All associates engaged by Sancus are professionally aware of and fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and Caldicott Principles; it is a condition of engagement that all personal identifiable information is processed in a safe and secure manner with access strictly restricted to colleagues who have a need to know.
Professional Award in Complaints Handling & Investigations (Level 5) – Sancus hold a professional award in Complaints Handling & Investigations at Level 5; ensuring that an investigation, the reporting of findings and recommendation are carried out to best practice standards.
Should you wish to discuss how Sancus can support you with a Domestic Homicide Review, please contact Tony Hester on 01772 282800 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been appointed to lead eight reviews by London Community Safety Partnerships
The Home Office QA Panel passed the DHR panel’s review and “Commended their engagement with the victim’s family, and note that the victim’s perspective is well illustrated”.
CA former Head of Safer Communities said: “Both Mr Griffiths and Mr Hester have demonstrated an acute political awareness operating in a local authority political environment, and identified the need to brief the lead Cabinet member for the crime portfolio area. They have gained quickly the confidence of those with whom they are working on this review, and I would certainly engage Sancus Solutions in the future”.