Reviewing your Marac

Reviewing your Marac helps you to assess its effectiveness, identify areas for development and improve outcomes for victims at high risk of serious harm or murder, and their children. The process is underpinned by the 10 principles of an effective Marac, newly refreshed for 2016.

Maracs have two options for reviewing their work.

Both are free to complete:


Marac review

The Marac review takes place at a local level - involving Marac representatives, input from frontline professionals, the governance group and safeguarding boards wherever possible. The Marac review process replaces the old Marac self-assessment. 

We've created an online tool which walks you through the key areas of Marac, drawing in personalised performance data to help you create your own unique Marac action plan. Completing this process every two years helps to make sure your Marac is continually improving - providing the best possible service to victims and their children. 

Next steps


Marac peer review

This is a process in which a peer reviewer from another Marac observes a meeting to offer independent feedback and highlight areas for development. The peer reviewer can also work with you to complete the Marac review (outlined above).

The peer review process builds relationships across Maracs, and enables areas to share their unique insight and expertise and learn from others. It's a valuable process for both the Marac being reviewed and the person conducting the review.

Next steps

  • Contact info@safelives.org.uk to find out more about the Marac peer review process or to become a peer reviewer