Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHR) are commissioned by the Community Safety Partnership in response to a death involving domestic violence or abuse.
They are subject to the guidance issued by the Home Office under Section 9 of the Domestic Violence Crime & Victims Act 2004.
The purpose of a DHR is for professionals and agencies involved, such as the police, councils and social services to understand the circumstances that led to the death of a family member.
Reviews then aim to identify how to improve multiple agencies responses to victims of domestic violence and prevent similar tragedies in the future.
DHR executive summary October 2012