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Mult-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

What is a MARAC?

A Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is a monthly, local meeting where information about high risk domestic abuse victims (those at risk of murder or serious harm) is shared between local agencies. By bringing all agencies together at a MARAC, and ensuring that whenever possible the voice of the victim is represented by the Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate (IDAA), a risk- focused, co-ordinated safety plan can be drawn up to support the victim.

This video developed by Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA) explains why MARACs were set up, how they help high risk victims of domestic abuse and what types of professionals are expected to attend.

 

Shetland MARAC service

The MARAC service is now provided for Shetland through the Highlands And Islands MARAC service.  To make a referral into the MARAC process please contact marachighland@scotland.pnn.police.uk  phone 01463 720261.  The coordinator is Gordon Greenlees. 

Risk Identification Checklist (RIC)

MARAC Referral Form

A Guide to MARAC (for victims)

MARAC - A Practitioners Guide

Information Sharing Without Consent Form

Over 100 cases of domestic abuse take place in Shetland every year, with 134 recorded in 2015-16. There are around 60,000 cases recorded in Scotland annually - that is one every ten minutes. Domestic Abuse affects people across our community regardless of sex, race, age, religion, sexuality, income or lifestyle.

Domestic abuse is unacceptable and you have a right to be safe. You do have options and there are people who can help you.

These are the phone numbers and weblinks:

POLICE
In an emergency dial 999
Tel: 101 - Non Emergency calls
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SHETLAND WOMEN'S AID
Tel: 01595 692070
Help for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. May be able to offer safe and secure accommodation for you and your children
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SHETLAND RAPE CRISIS
Tel: 01595 745078 / 07570 062362
Free and confidential information,advocacy and support for anyone in Shetland aged 13 and over affected by any form of sexual violence.
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VICTIM SUPPORT SHETLAND
Tel: 01595 744524
Free and confidential emotional and practical assistance for victims of crime and information about the criminal justice system.
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24 HOUR DOMESTIC ABUSE AND FORCED MARRIAGE HELPLINE
Tel: 0800 027 1234
Free confidential support for people who have experienced domestic abuse.
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MEN'S ADVICE LINE
Tel: 0808 801 0327 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence or abuse.
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