Domestic Homicide Review Case 20 Resubmission Feedback Letter

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Home Office, Interpersonal Abuse Unit, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Tel: 020 7035 4848

Sam Peterson, Service Development Manager (Domestic Abuse & Homicide)
Communities Team, Devon County Council County Hall, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD

22 June 2022

Dear Sam,

Thank you for resubmitting the report (Jane) for Devon Community Safety Partnership to the Home Office Quality Assurance (QA) Panel. The report was reassessed in June 2022.

The QA Panel felt this is a clear, concise report that feels sensitive and not defensive. It was good practice to see Jane’s mother has been involved in the review and informed the terms of reference. It was helpful that her reflections were incorporated into the final report and that she chose the pseudonym used.

The support provided by the Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) from Splitz was comprehensive and there is a good use of research around post separation abuse. It is good to see that the panel recognised disability as a likely key contributor to the victim’s mental health.

The Home Office noted that the issues raised in the previous feedback letter following the first submission have now been addressed.

The view of the Home Office is that the DHR may now be published.

We would be grateful if you could provide us with a finalised digital copy of the report with attachments and the weblink to the site where the report will be published. Please ensure this letter is published alongside the report.

Please send the digital copy and weblink to This is for our own records for future analysis to go towards highlighting best practice and to inform public policy.

Please also send a digital copy to the Domestic Abuse Commissioner

On behalf of the QA Panel, I would like to thank you, the report chair and author, and other colleagues for the considerable work that you have put into this review.

Yours sincerely,

Lynne Abrams
Chair of the Home Office DHR Quality Assurance Panel