Marac toolkit for police

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 police and domestic abuse police 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.

In your role as a police officer, you are dealing with the emergency response to domestic violence and its follow up investigation and support. Your Marac should represent an important additional resource for you. You will be able to work closely with a range of agencies, including your Idva service, to ensure that an effective safety plan is implemented. The Idva will also support the victim through the process of being a witness in a criminal case and encourage them to report further offences, and breach of bail conditions or restraining orders.

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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