Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference
The Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference, or MARAC, is a regular, multi-agency meeting to support high risk victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse. MARAC:
shares information to increase the safety, health and wellbeing of victims and their children;
assesses the risk posed by the perpetrator to an individual, their family and the wider community;
implements an integrated risk management plan;
aims to reduce repeat victimisation;
improves agency accountability; and
improves 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 CAADA DASH Risk Indicator Checklist (RIC) with the victim. If the risk assessment score is 14 or more, the MARAC threshold for high risk has been met and a referral to the conference should be made. Guildelines on completing the checklist are available:
www.caada.org.uk/marac/RIC without guidance.pdf
Cases should be referred using the MARAC referral form.
Once a referral has been made the referring agency will attend the monthly MARAC meeting and present their cases(s). All agencies that have signed the MARAC Information Sharing Protocol regarding confidentiality will be asked to search their records and provide relevant information to the MARAC meeting about cases being discussed.
Please note that MARAC only deals with high risk cases. Cases considered low to medium risk are supported through the Domestic Violence Team - Pennine Domestic Violence Group, 24 hour freephone
Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 0527222.
To discuss a case contact the West Yorkshire Safeguarding Unit on 01924 335073 or send referrals to MARAC@kirklees.gcsx.gov.uk.
Referrals to MARAC
To refer a case to MARAC please complete the referral form.
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