Marac toolkit for chairs

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

This practical toolkit has been created to support Marac Chairs to understand how the Marac process works and their unique role at the meeting.

Your aim as Chair of the Marac is to establish a process that addresses the safety of the highest risk victims of domestic abuse in your area, in partnership with other agencies. To do this you need to have a Marac which is as consistent, transparent and accountable as possible.

As Chair you aren’t responsible for the actions of each attendee. But an ethos of accountability and responsibility to partner agencies must be developed from the start. This relates to their attendance, and in particular completing relevant actions, and to the recording of data in relation to the Marac.

Encouraging participation from all agencies is therefore a key task for the Chair, in partnership with the steering group. This helps create a proactive safety plan where the risks and needs of victim, children and perpetrator are addressed by the Marac appropriately.

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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