MARAC

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
  • Aspire
  • National Probation Service
  • Riverside
  • Schools
  • GPs
  • DRASACS
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Doncaster College
  • Armed Forces

 For more information about the MARAC in Doncaster please email marac@doncaster.gov.uk 

Need to talk?

For confidential advice, information and support, call the Domestic Abuse Hub on 01302 737080.

This service is available 9am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday.  During this time the line might be busy so please keep trying or leave a message including whether it is safe to call you back and you will be called back as soon as possible.

Remember, always dial 999 in an emergency.

Outside of office hours some helpful numbers are:

  • National 24 hour Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247
  • St. Leger Homeless out of hours - 01302 736000
  • Mental Health Crisis team - 0800 804 8999
Last updated: 19 April 2022 08:41:58