Domestic abuse

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence and abuse. It can happen between intimate partners, ex partners or family members.

Information for professionals (public, private and voluntary sectors)

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

A MARAC is where local agencies meet to discuss high-risk victims of domestic abuse who are living within the local area.

The primary objective of holding a MARAC is to reduce the risk of serious harm or homicide for a victim and increase the health, safety and wellbeing of victims. For information regarding the MARAC process, visit the Safe Lives website.

At a MARAC, information about the risks faced by the victims is collated from a number of different agencies. Actions needed to ensure safety and resources are available locally are shared and used to create a risk management plan involving all relevant agencies.

By providing a coordinated effort from all agencies and organisations, a MARAC serves to ensure that high risk victims are listened to, supported and better protected from further abuse or repeat victimisation. 

If you are concerned about a high risk case, complete the MARAC referral form (Word doc) [189KB], scan and email it to

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Page last updated: 12 Feb 2024