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Read the 7-minute MARAC briefing paper

Read the 7-minute briefing paper here on the new Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference launching in August across the three Ayrshire’s.

A MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) is a local meeting where representatives from statutory and non-statutory agencies meet to discuss individuals at high risk of serious harm or murder as a result of domestic abuse.

The meeting provides a safe environment for agencies to share relevant and proportionate information about current risk, after which agencies agree actions to reduce risk and increase safety.

The primary focus of the MARAC is to safeguard the adult victim. However, the MARAC will also make links with other processes and agencies to safeguard children and manage the behaviour of the perpetrator.

At the heart of the MARAC is the working assumption that no single agency or individual can see the complete picture of the life of a victim, but that all may have insights that are crucial to their safety. Ensuring that the victim is supported throughout, and their needs represented, the MARAC is crucial to managing risk, improving and maintaining safety and reducing repeat victimisation.

MARAC will go live across the three Ayrshires from Monday 1 August. Whilst there has been a pan-Ayrshire approach to MARAC, each of the three areas will host their own local MARAC, with North Ayrshire’s first MARAC taking place on Tuesday 16 August. Two MARAC coordinators have been appointed to support the MARAC process across Ayrshire.

Find out more by reading this 7-Minute Briefing paper.

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