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Domestic Homicide Review

Following the death of a 66-year-old man, the Newcastle Community Safety Partnership commissioned a domestic homicide review to look at the circumstances.

A jury found the man was unlawfully killed by his son after suffering knife wounds at the family home in October 2014.

The purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review is to:-

  • Establish what lessons are to be learned from the domestic homicide regarding the way in which local professionals and organisations work individually and together to safeguard victims.
  • Identify clearly what those lessons are both within and between agencies, how and within what timescales they will be acted on and what is expected to change as a result.
  • Apply these lessons to service responses including changes to policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Prevent domestic violence homicide and improve service responses for all domestic violence victims and their children through improved intra and inter-agency working.

In line with Home Office guidance, a decision has been made locally by the Partnership to publish the overview report and executive summary from the Domestic Homicide Review.

Documents relating to the review can be found at .  

Changes to working practices in mental healthcare in North Staffordshire have already been implemented as a result of the review process.