Marac toolkit for specialist domestic 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 domestic violence 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.

The Marac offers support to protect those who disclose domestic abuse to you and are at high risk of being seriously injured or killed from further abuse. As a specialist in domestic abuse, you are in a unique position of being able to offer expert advice to the Marac about the dynamics of domestic abuse. You can offer insight on how victims may respond to interventions and the tactics perpetrators are using with victims. You are also essential in offering specialised support for the victim with a range of options and choices, including access to temporary refuge accommodation, awareness support and therapeutic programmes.

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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