Domestic homicide reviews

The Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership is responsible for Domestic Homicide Reviews in Forest of Dean District. 

Purpose of a domestic homicide review

A Domestic Homicide Review assesses the circumstances where the death of a person aged 16 or over, has or appears to have resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by: 

  • A person whom he/she was related or had been in an intimate personal relationship.
  • A member of the same household.

The aim of the multi-agency review is to make sure that agencies are responding appropriately to victims of domestic violence and to apply any lessons learned through an action plan. They are not inquiries into who is guilty. The action plan:

  • Identify 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 those 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

After the completion of a domestic homicide review and approval by the Home Office Quality Assurance Group the final, anonymised report will be published.

Domestic homicide review - published April 2017

Following the death of Bob M (name changed to protect their identity), and the conviction and sentencing of his ex-partner Jane (name changed to protect their identity) for manslaughter, an independent Domestic Homicide Review was requested by the Forest of Dean Community Safety Partnership. 

For details of the Domestic Homicide Review of this case, please view the following: