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Stroud District Community Safety Partnership 2023 – 2026

In 1998 the Crime and Disorder Act placed a legal obligation on the District Council, the Police, the Health Authority and the County Council to work together in reducing crime and disorder, and the fear of crime.

The strategy for 2023 - 2026 is aligned to the Police and Crime Commissioner's plan (PCC), but also incorporates specific issues that cause concern to Stroud District residents.

Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)

A Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) is a multi-agency review of the circumstances in which the death of a person aged 16 or over has, or appears to have, resulted from violence, abuse or neglect by:

  • a person to whom they were related
  • a person with whom they were, or had been, in an intimate personal relationship
  • or a member of the same household as themselves

Since 13 April 2011 there has been a statutory requirement for local areas to conduct a DHR following a domestic homicide that meets the criteria. More information on DHRs can be found via the Home Office, here

The Stroud Community Safety Partnership is responsible for commissioning and overseeing domestic homicide reviews (DHRs) and commissions DHRs in conjunction with Safer Gloucestershire.

DHRs are carried out to try to ensure that public bodies such as Social Services, Councils, Police and other community based organisations understand the circumstances that led to the victim's death and identify whether and how these sad incidents could have been prevented. DHRs are about learning lessons from the past in order to prevent similar incidents in the future. DHRs do not seek to lay blame; they recommend actions to improve responses to domestic violence situations in the future. DHRs include input from the victim’s family and friends so that an understanding of their whole life is taken in to account.

The Domestic Homicide Reviews that have taken place in Stroud are below:

‘Patrick’: The death by suicide of  a 37 year old male who had experienced domestic abuse prior to his death in 2020.