Mult-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) - an inter-agency approach to safeguarding men and women in high risk domestic abuse situations
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) & Safelives 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01463 720261. The coordinator is Eilidh Moir.
Over 100 cases of domestic abuse take place in Shetland every year, with 115 recorded in 2017-18. 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.