Marac toolkit for accident and emergency services

A handy guide with template forms that explains how the process works, how to attend and how to refer

This practical toolkit has been created to support professionals working in accident and emergency services to:

  • understand how the Marac process works and the role their agency plays at the meeting
  • make effective referrals to Marac using the Dash risk identification checklist
  • prepare for attending a Marac meeting.

Health professionals are often in a good position to identify cases of domestic abuse, 1-1.5% of A&E attendances are due to domestic violence and 30% of domestic abuse commences during pregnancy. The Marac seeks to protect those patients who are at high risk of being killed or seriously injured from further abuse through a co-ordinated effort from all agencies and organisations.

The Marac will also highlight cases that might require a particular response or where issues of staff safety are important. Maracs have been proven to reduce repeat victimisation, therefore directly improving the quality of life for the patients and children that you work with.

What’s included

  • Introduction
  • Frequently asked questions about Marac
  • Flowchart on the Marac process
  • Quick start guidance to the SafeLives Dash risk identification checklist, as well as the checklist itself
  • Marac referral form
  • Research form for Marac
  • Contact details form for Marac representatives

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