Latest Marac National Dataset

About the Marac National Dataset

A Marac (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) is a meeting where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases in a local area. It is attended by representatives of local agencies such as police and health. The meetings usually take place monthly or fortnightly, and discuss an average of 16 cases at each meeting.

There are approximately 290 Maracs across the UK. Marac data is data submitted to SafeLives, by individual Maracs, on a quarterly basis. It comprises the date of meetings held within the quarter and basic information about the cases discussed at each meeting date (e.g. total number of cases, number of cases referred by a certain agency, number of cases where the victim has a disability, etc). Each quarter the data is collated and published to create the national dataset shown below.


  Latest Quarter

  12 months 01/10/17 to 30/09/18

  Previous Quarter

12 months 01/07/17 to 30/06/18

 Total number of Maracs who submitted data 290 285
 Number of cases seen at these Maracs 96,537 93,133
 Year-on-year change in number of cases +5% +3%
 Number of children 124,456 120,371
 Number of cases per 10,000 adult females 38 37
 % of repeat cases seen at these Maracs 28% 28%
 % of partner agency referrals to these Maracs 34% 34%


 Diversity  Latest Quarter  Previous Quarter
 % of these cases with a B&ME background 17.0% 17.0%
 % of these cases which are LGBT 1.4% 1.3%
 % of these cases where victim has a disability 6.4% 6.4%
 % of these cases where the victim is a male 5.2% 5.2%


 Young people  Latest Quarter  Previous Quarter
 Number of cases where victims aged 16-17 1,469 1,463
 % of cases where victims aged 16-17 1.5% 1.6%
 Number aged 17 or below perpetrating abuse 932 913


Information for Maracs

By tracking the performance of your Marac through data collection, you can identify local strengths and challenges to ensure the safety of victims of domestic abuse from all communities. Send us your completed data form every quarter and SafeLives will send you quarterly performance data about your Marac along with national data to use as a benchmark.

By submitting your data you will also be helping SafeLives to build a national picture of Maracs. This enables us to work proactively with the national Marac steering group to address common issues at a strategic level and develop policy that supports your work.

How do I submit the data?

Data can be submitted online. To get started, or find out more, email - we are not able to accept Marac referrals, please call our Bristol office on 0117 403 3220 for assistance.

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