Domestic Homicide Review Guidance

Home Office Multi Agency Statutory Guidance for the conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews:

Multi Agency Statutory Guidance for the Conduct of Domestic Homicide Reviews

This statutory guidance under section 9(3) of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (2004) delegates responsibility for conducting Domestic Homicide Reviews to Community Safety Partnerships.  The Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood Community Safety Partnership has this responsibility within the Bassetlaw District.


A domestic homicide review (DHR) 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 either:

  • a person to whom they were related or with whom they were or had been in an intimate personal relationship (this includes relationships between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality)
  • a member of the same household

A DHR is held with a view to identifying the lessons to be learnt from the death. Once a review has been completed a report is produced by the Community Safety Partnership. You can contact them with any questions or for further information on

Domestic homicide review reports conducted in Nottinghamshire

Domestic homicide review executive summary

Last Updated on Monday, September 4, 2023