19 August 2020
A Government spokesperson has issued the following statement:
“Following the sentencing of Andrew Nisbet there will be a Domestic Homicide Review, commissioned by the Safeguarding Partnership Board.
“The Health and Community Services department will provide all the necessary information for the review to ensure lessons are learnt and any recommendations are implemented.
“A case note review has already been undertaken to identify early learning opportunities and this information will form part of the Domestic Homicide Review.
“As this is a sensitive case, and it is still under review, we cannot make any further comment.”
Andrew Nisbet was known to Health and Community Services before the incident.
The Domestic Homicide Review is expected to take a maximum of 6 months to complete.
The Safeguarding Partnership Board will commission a suitable and experienced person who is completely independent of the agencies involved in this case.
The agencies that are part of the Safeguarding Partnership have a responsibility to reflect on the quality of their services and when things go wrong ensure there is rigorous, objective analysis of what happened to inform learning and improvement.