Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)

When someone has died as a result of domestic violence, a multi-agency review is carried out. Professionals who have not been involved in the case must review what happened so that we can identify what needs to be changed to reduce the risk of it happening again in the future.

If a domestic homicide takes place in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire Police will make sure the right people in the Community Safety Partnership are told as quickly as possible. After this initial notification, a decision will be made about whether we need to have a Domestic Homicide Review using the Home Office guidance.

The Community Safety Partnership includes

  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Cheshire Police
  • Cheshire Fire and Rescue
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • National Probation Service
  • Cheshire and Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company

Each responsible authority is represented on Cheshire West and Chester Community Safety Partnership and forms part of the Domestic Homicide Review Panel.

Case review documents