Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

The Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference, or MARAC, is a regular, multi-agency meeting to assess high risk victims of Domestic Abuse and their children. 


MARAC does not replace existing case management or safeguarding responsibilities, but provides an opportunity to consider if all that could be done, is being done to support high risk victims of domestic abuse.  This improves agency accountability; and support for staff involved in high risk domestic abuse cases

Practitioners from all agencies should refer high risk cases to MARAC.

To determine if a case is high risk, practitioners will need to complete a Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH 2009) risk assessment with the victim.  If the risk assessment score is 14 or more, or a professional feels that the case includes features that are particularly high risk (such as attempted strangulation),the MARAC threshold has been met and a referral to MARAC should be made. 

High risk cases should be referred using the MARAC referral form. This form, and DASH, should be sent by secure email to -

Referral information is shared with the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Service and all agencies that attend MARAC and are signatory to the MARAC Information Sharing Protocol.  Agencies will then search their records to enable them to provide relevant and proportionate information to the MARAC meeting.

Referring agencies are invited to attend MARAC to discuss their case.The schedule of MARAC meetings for 2017 is available here.

MARAC in Kirklees - 2017/18 Briefing Sessions

Safeguarding high risk victims of domestic abuse and their children

The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is a regular meeting where local agencies share information about high risk domestic abuse victims and work together to develop a risk focused, co-ordinated safety plan to safeguard the victim and their children.

This briefing provides an overview of the process for:

Attendees at this briefing would be expected to have a basic awareness of domestic abuse.

Briefings will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room in Civic Centre 1 on:





10:00  – 11:00am

11 April 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

10 October 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

9 May 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

7 November 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

13 June 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

12 December 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

11 July 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

9 January 2018

10:00  – 11:00am

8 August 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

13 February 2018

10:00  – 11:00am

12 September 2017

10:00  – 11:00am

13 March 2018

To reserve your place, please book  via My Pod for internal Kirklees staff or via learning matters for external colleagues.

Further information  

If you need any further information about the MARAC process, or to discuss a case, please contact the MARAC Coordinator, Chani Mortimer, on 07977 986744 or email to

Further Support for Domestic Abuse

Professionals and individuals can access support for domestic abuse cases via the Pennine Domestic Violence Group 24 hour freephone Helpline - 0800 0527222.

Referrals for Sanctuary support should be forwarded to

The Integrated Domestic Abuse Team provide early intervention and support for victims of domestic abuse and their children.  Any new referrals to IDAT please send to

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