Marac toolkit for sexual violence 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 in specialist violence and independent sexual violence advisor (Isva) services 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.

Sexual violence is prevalent in domestic abuse cases, so it is likely that you will be working with some high risk victims of domestic abuse. The Marac will seek to protect those who disclose domestic abuse to you and are at high risk of being seriously injured or killed from further abuse. The Isva/sexual violence worker’s role at Marac is crucial, as a trained specialist whose goal is the support and safety needs of your clients you can be a central player in the action plan for those victims you are working with. You may also have information regarding the perpetrator that will be crucial to understanding risk factors and developing safe actions.

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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