When someone has been killed as a result of domestic violence abuse a review should be carried out.
What happens when someone is killed as a result of domestic violence?
When this happens, the law says that professionals involved in the case must review what happened so that we can identify what needs to be changed and reduce the risk of it happening again in the future.
The Home Office has published guidance on when we need to set up a domestic homicide review and how to do it. This is explained on the GOV.UK website.
Domestic homicide reviews are not inquiries into how the victim died or into who is responsible. The purpose of a domestic homicide review (DHR) is to understand where there are lessons to be learned and to make recommendations to prevent future homicides.