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Multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC)

A multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) brings together professionals from different local agencies. Their aim is to draw up a plan of action to keep an adult and child safe when they are at high risk of domestic abuse. The agencies involved may be: the police, children’s services, probation, housing and health services.

The meeting is for professionals only. The victim does not attend. They can be represented by an independent domestic violence adviser who speaks on their behalf.

Those supporting the victim are better able to ensure their safety by:

  • Sharing information.
  • Agreeing what action needs to be taken.
    Who will take that action.

Anyone who carries out a risk assessment with a victim of domestic abuse can refer the case to a local multi-agency risk assessment conference (if the high-risk threshold is met).

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