Domestic homicide reviews: consultation analysis

We undertook a period of consultation and targeted engagement to inform the development of a Domestic Homicide Review model for Scotland. Those with lived experience of domestic abuse and those working in the field shared their views on fundamental aspects of the model.

Annex A

Sectors and Organisations

Figure 43: Frequency of representation of various sectors during engagement sessions
Comparative bar chart showing the frequency of representation of various sectors during the engagement sessions. There was representation from 'Social Services' (5), 'Health' (5), 'Third sector' (8), 'Justice' (3), 'Housing' (1),'Education' (1), 'Victim Support Organisations' (8), 'Local Authority' (9), and 'Other' (8).

A list of organisations (N=31[7]) that provided a professional response is included below:

Organisational responses to the targeted engagement
  • Aberlour Child Care Trust
  • Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS)
  • Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA)
  • Advocacy Support Safety Information Services Together (ASSIST)
  • Association of American Women of Aberdeen
  • Caledonian System (Community Justice Scotland)
  • Children’s First
  • Community Safety Partnership
  • Cruse Scotland
  • Dundee Violence against Women Partnership
  • Edinburgh Women’s Aid
  • Medics Against Violence
  • National Health Service (NHS) Scotland
  • North Ayrshire Women’s Aid
  • National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
  • Office of the Chief Social Work Advisor
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • Perth & Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership
  • Police Service of Scotland
  • Public Health, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Scottish Borders Violence against Women Partnership
  • Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Advocacy Support Service
  • Scottish Borders Justice Service
  • Scottish Borders Women’s Aid Network
  • Scottish Women’s Aid – Survivor Reference Group
  • Shakti Women’s Aid
  • The Scottish Community Safety Network
  • The Willow Justice Service
  • Women’s Aid members – Scotland
  • Women’s Aid: North South East Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)
  • Violence Against Women Partnership - Ayrshire

The following organisations facilitated engagement sessions [8]:

  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Scottish Borders Women’s Aid
  • Dundee Violence Against Women and Girls Partnership (VAWP)
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • National Violence Against Women (VAW) Network and Gender Based Violence (GBV) Health Network (supported by the Improvement Service and Public Health Scotland)
  • National Health Service (NHS)
  • North Ayrshire Women's Aid
  • NRS VAW Services and Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership
  • Police Service of Scotland
  • Public Health, NHS Ayrshire and Arran on behalf of a PAN Ayrshire response
  • Scottish Borders Violence Against Women Partnership
  • SafeLives
  • Scottish Women’s Aid
  • Victim Support Scotland
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The Scottish Government



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