The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is part of a coordinated community response to domestic abuse.
Working together to end domestic violence and abuse.
The MARAC is a fortnightly meeting where professionals meet to share information on high risk cases of domestic abuse. Information about the risks faced by those victims, the actions needed to ensure safety, and the resources available locally are discussed and used to create a risk management plan involving all agencies. The MARAC is part of a coordinated community response to domestic abuse, incorporating representatives from statutory, community and voluntary agencies working with victims, children and alleged perpetrators.
Knowledge is power.
The MARAC aims to:
- Share information to increase the safety, health and well-being of victims/survivors - adults and their children;
- Determine whether the alleged perpetrator poses a significant risk to any particular individual or to the general community;
- Construct jointly and implement a risk management plan that provides professional support to all those at risk and that reduces the risk of harm;
- Reduce repeat victimisation;
- Improve agency accountability; and
- Improve support for staff involved in high-risk domestic abuse cases