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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 https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/domestic .  

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