Bath and North East Somerset Council Responsible Authority Group (RAG) has a responsibility for undertaking Domestic Homicide Reviews where the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse, or neglect by a relative, household member, or someone they had been in an intimate relationship with.

The purpose of a domestic homicide review is to consider the circumstances that led to the death and identify where responses to the situation could be improved in the future. In doing this, professionals and agencies involved, such as the police, local authorities, health agencies/professionals, voluntary sector will progress any recommendations made by the review.

A multi-agency review panel is established for each review, and comprises members of local statutory and voluntary agencies, and is led by an independent chair.

You can find out more about domestic homicide reviews, and read published DHR reports, on the council website.

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