What is a Domestic Homicide Review?
A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) is a review into the circumstances around a death of someone following domestic abuse. The purpose is to establish what can be learned from the death regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims. This can include cases of suicide where the circumstances give rise to concern. For example, it emerges that there was coercive controlling behaviour in the relationship. Since 13 April 2011 there has been a statutory requirement for local areas to conduct a DHR following a domestic homicide that meets the criteria.
Southend, Essex & Thurrock DHR Centralised Process
Since 2017 the DHR process has been centralised and is coordinated by the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Domestic Abuse Board (SETDAB) working closely with the the Community Safety Partnerships who hold the statutory responsibility. If you have a query about DHRs or want to make a referral please email DHR@essex.gov.uk
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Guidance for using Chronolator 4.0
All of the published DHRs for Southend, Essex and Thurrock are available here: SET Published DHRs
Information for family members
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