The Safeguarding Partnership Board has published the findings of Jersey’s first Domestic Homicide Review. The Review was carried out to understand agency responses and the support given to Pamela, who was killed by her eldest son in August 2019. Pamela’s eldest son is referred to with the pseudonym ‘Steven’ throughout the review.
The learning summary details the lessons to be learned from Pamela’s death, particularly as domestic abuse, including coercive control, was a relevant factor. It says that for the lessons to be learned as widely and thoroughly as possible, professionals need to be able to understand fully what happened and most importantly, what needs to change in order to reduce the risk of such tragedies happening in the future.
Here are some links to useful resources:
Male Victims of Domestic Abuse – (mankind.org.uk) – helping men escape domestic abuse
Safelives (safelives.org.uk) – UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse
The Hide Out – a resource created by Women’s Aid to help children understand domestic violence
Domestic abuse: a resource for health professionals – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – (please note that this information may not all be relevant for Jersey)