Marac toolkit for housing

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 housing officers 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.

The Marac is part of a multi-agency strategy to tackle domestic violence in partnership with other agencies and, therefore, may help you to meet your targets on domestic violence. The Marac housing representative, normally someone with managerial responsibilities, will bring information to the meeting about all known parties (victim, perpetrator and any known children) and offer support, advice and actions around housing needs.

At the meeting, they will hear up to date information about the level of domestic violence in the household, risk factors facing residents and staff and, together with the other agencies, help create an enhanced package of support for the victim. This will keep your clients safer in their own homes and help you to identify those who are in priority need.

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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