The Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is an initiative designed to bring agencies together to discuss the safety and well-being of people that are at high risk of further serious harm or death.
Who is referred to the MARAC?
Practitioners from a wide range of agencies across Doncaster are trained to identify domestic abuse and ask the right questions to help them make a decision about the risks to victims and their family members.
People who are identified as being at ‘high risk’ of serious current or future harm from domestic abuse will be referred to the MARAC.
As a practitioner referring someone to MARAC you need to explain what the MARAC is and ask if you agree for your details to be discussed with other agencies at the meeting. You should explain that all information that is shared at the meeting is kept secure and only shared for the purposes of safeguarding the victim. Every MARAC representative from across all agencies must sign a confidentiality agreement before the meeting begins.
The alleged perpetrator is not aware that the MARAC is taking place and information will not be passed on to them.
If the victim does not consent to sharing their information but you believe that they are at risk of serious harm or death you must refer to MARAC without consent and explain to the victim that you are doing this and why.
Which agencies attend MARAC?
Doncaster agencies that attend MARAC include:
- Doncaster Council
- South Yorkshire Police
- St. Leger Homes
- Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humberside NHS Trust
- Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
- National Probation Service
- South Yorkshire and Humberside Community Rehabilitation Company
- Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust
- DASH Risk Assessment Form
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- Doncaster MARAC Operating Protocol Final January 2019-1
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