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Domestic Abuse MARAC

Date updated: 18/05/2022
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A Domestic Abuse Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is a meeting where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases between representatives of local police, health, child protection, housing practitioners, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs), probation and other specialists from the statutory and voluntary sectors.

After sharing all relevant information regarding the victim and perpetrator, the representatives discuss options for increasing the safety of the victim and turn these into a co-ordinated action plan. The primary focus of the MARAC is to safeguard the victim. The MARAC will also make links with other services to safeguard children and manage the behaviour of the perpetrator. At the heart of a MARAC is the working assumption that no single agency or individual can see the complete picture of the life of a victim, but all may have insights that are crucial to their safety. The victim does not attend the meeting but is represented by an IDVA who speaks on their behalf.

The City of London Community Safety Team coordinates the conferences on a monthly basis and accepts referrals from any frontline agency representative that undertakes a risk assessment with a victim, which is deemed high-risk. IDVAs, police and health professionals commonly refer high risk victims to MARACs.

Please contact the City of London MARAC coordinator if you require further information.

Domestic Abuse MARAC Referral Form PDF (240KB)
Date submitted: 27/11/20
IVWS Referral Form PDF (150KB)
Date submitted: 29/01/21