Marac toolkit for health visitors, school nurses and community midwives

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 health professionals such as health visitors, school nurses and community midwives 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.

Primary and community healthcare teams are well placed to identify domestic abuse, due to the ongoing relationship they have with service users. This is why the British Medical Association (BMA) recommends routine enquiry for maternity services.

The Marac will seek better protection from further abuse for those victims who disclose domestic abuse and are at high risk of being seriously injured or killed. Maracs have been proven to reduce repeat victimisation through co-ordinating resources locally, therefore have improved the quality of life for some of the 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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