Guidelines for Marac data collection

Notes to help professionals complete the Excel spreadsheet of the Marac Data Form

This resource provides guidelines on how to complete the Excel spreadsheet of the Marac Data Form. The Marac data form should be completed by the Marac Administrator after every Marac meeting.

Tracking the impact through data collection benefits the Marac in a number of ways, including:

  • understanding Marac performance
  • analysing against comparison data
  • tracking impact on victims
  • understanding Marac referrals
  • monitoring diversity of referrals
  • evidencing the needs of the local population.

SafeLives will analyse and return your data quarterly, and it also develops a picture of Maracs at a national level. This enables SafeLives to work proactively with the National Marac Steering Group to identify and address common issues at a strategic level, and develop policy to support you in your work.

What this briefing contains

  • Why should I complete the Marac data form?
  • When / how do I submit the data?
  • Where do I get the Marac data form from?
  • Completing the spreadsheet
  • What does each column mean and what do I put in it?
  • What SafeLives will use the information provided to calculate

This resource also provides information and contact details for Marac professionals with further questions or queries about collecting Marac data or changing Marac data sheets.

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