A Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

A multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) is a meeting for professionals only. It involves a number of agencies, such as the Police, Housing, Children's Services and Health and is held regularly in the local area. The purpose of a MARAC is to share information about high risk domestic abuse victims – those at risk of murder or serious harm - so that a risk focused and co-ordinated safety plan is made to support the adult and child victims.

Your case may be discussed at the MARAC at any point where professionals think it is necessary. The professionals present at the meeting will agree what actions should be taken, and by whom, to reduce the risk of future violence. Everything that is discussed in the meeting is confidential and will only be shared with other agencies in exceptional circumstances. Whenever possible, if your situation is discussed at a MARAC, your views will be represented at the conference by your Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA).