6.1 Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)


The main aim of the MARAC is to reduce the risk of serious harm or homicide for a victim and their children and to increase their safety, health and well-being. In a MARAC, local agencies will meet to discuss the highest risk victims of domestic abuse in their area. Information about the risks faced by those victims, the actions needed to ensure safety, and the resources available locally are shared and used to create a risk management plan involving all agencies  

 

Supporting high risk victims of domestic violence: a review of Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs)

The strategic narrative on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) published in November 2010 announced that a review of MARACs would be undertaken in order to improve understanding of how MARACs are working and potential areas of development, including considering the case for putting MARACs on a statutory basis. This report presents the key findings of that review. 

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