Report into the death of Sophia - Overview Report and Executive Summary Report.

These reports relates to an independent review of the circumstances leading to a domestic homicide that occurred in Lambeth in May 2017.

Domestic Homicide Reviews take place under Section 9, Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act, 2004. The guidance states that a domestic homicide review (DHR) means a 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 he was related or with whom he was or had been in an intimate personal relationship, or
  • A member of the same household as himself, held with a view to identifying the lessons to be learned from the death.

These reports have been agreed by Lambeth Council’s Chief Executive and Police Borough Commander in their role as Chairs of the Safer Lambeth Partnership Executive. It has also received sign off from the Home Office DHR Quality Assurance Panel who gave permission for the review to be finalised.