Resources for Marac meetings

A Marac is a regular local meeting to discuss how to help victims at high risk of murder or serious harm. A domestic abuse specialist (Idva), police, children’s social services, health and other relevant agencies all sit around the same table. They talk about the victim, the family and perpetrator, and share information. The meeting is confidential.

Together, the meeting writes an action plan for each victim. They work best when everyone involved understands their roles and the right processes to follow. We call these meetings Maracs, but they are also referred to as a multi-agency risk assessment conference.

That’s what this section is for – to give detailed guidance, tools and tips to help your Marac keep as many victims of domestic abuse as possible safe.

At a glance guides to help you understand how a Marac works and your part in it

Detailed guidance on what happens at a Marac and your role in it

Guidance and tools to ensure your Marac is as effective as it can be 

Choose from a wide range of guidance, tools and information

Tailored specifically for professionals in Scotland, our resources are suitable for all those involved in the Marac process. Here you will find copies of the Dash risk checklist, comprehensive toolkits, referral forms, guidance on best practice and more.

Access contact details for Maracs across the UK.

New to Marac? Learn more about the process with these short films.