Marac toolkit for ambulance 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 ambulance services to:

  • understand how the Marac process works 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.

Ambulance personnel are often in a good position to identify cases of domestic abuse, being welcomed into the homes and confidence of those who have been injured as a result of domestic abuse. While the A&E team may be able to identify victims of domestic abuse who attend hospital, the ambulance service is in a unique position to identify those victims for whom an ambulance is called but who do not attend A&E.

Representation from the ambulance service at Marac will provide greater information and protection for those victims who are at high risk of serious harm or murder and build on the co-ordinated effort from all agencies and organisations. The Marac will also highlight cases that might require a particular response from the ambulance service, or where issues of staff safety are important.

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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