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Information about MARACs

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) are regular local meetings 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 IDVA, a risk focused, co-ordinated safety plan can be drawn up to support the victim. There are currently over 270 MARACs are operating across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland managing more than 64,000 cases a year.

MARAC Development Programme

What is the MARAC Development Programme?
On 1 July 2012, our MARAC Development Programme was launched nationally with MARAC Development Officers covering England and Wales. The programme provides support and resources to help MARACs improve their effectiveness at a local, regional and national level, and has been funded by the Home Office until 2015.

Practical support for MARACs and frontline professionals


Please note: our MARAC Co-ordinator forums are currently offline due to technical issues. Please watch this space for further updates.

download file *UPDATED* Latest practice resources
Access the CAADA-DASH Risk Identification Checklist, toolkits, templates and other guidance.
download file Latest video resources
CAADA has created a series of videos for people who want to find out more about the MARAC process.
download file Find a MARAC
Access to our MARAC contacts database to help you make MARAC to MARAC referrals
download file eNews for MARACs
  Stay updated about news, best practice and new resources with our regular enewsletter.
download file Research from the sector
Latest research studies and evaluation of MARACs and IDVA services.


download file Ask a question
FAQs about MARACs and how to contact our Helpdesk.

Professional development

download file *UPDATED* Workshops
Find out more about our free workshops for MARAC Chairs, Co-ordinators and Administrators, and Service Managers.
download file Training
Find out more about our risk training, and training for MARAC Chairs, Co-ordinators, Representatives and Champions.

Performance management tools for MARACs and strategic groups

download file Performance data updates
See the latest national MARAC figures and guidelines for collecting and analysing data.
download file Self Assessment
Monitor the performance of your MARAC and identify actions for improvement.



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