MARAC – Multi-Agency Risk Assessment
The ‘MARAC’ is an information sharing and action planning meeting for victims of domestic abuse who are at high risk of serious harm or homicide.
The meeting is between representatives of local police, probation, health, children’s services, adult services, housing officers, IDVA’s and other representatives from the statutory and voluntary sectors. They will work together to develop a coordinated safety plan to increase the safety of the victim and any associated children/vulnerable adults. The victim does not attend the meeting but is represented by an IDVA who advocates for them.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the MARAC (PDF document) on the Safelives website for more details.
“The Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Partnership, the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership [LSCP] and the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board LSAB] regard domestic abuse as a priority issue to be tackled by partner agencies and have jointly produced protocol as guidance on the action to be taken by practitioners.
These multi-agency procedures are for all staff and managers working within any Lincolnshire service that supports adults and/or children who may be experiencing domestic abuse directly or indirectly. It outlines practical, good practice approaches for responding to adults and families who are affected by domestic abuse”
Read the Lincolnshire MARAC operating protocol on the Lincolnshire County Council website.