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Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Cumbria has three MARAC's in north, south and west and two full time Coordinators based at police headquarters in Penrith. MARAC combines up to date risk information with a timely assessment of a victims needs and links those directly to the provision of appropriate services for all those involved in a domestic violence case: victim, children and perpetrator. By bringing all agencies involved in cases together to share information, a coordinated safety plan can be put together more quickly and effectively. In 20010/11 almost 500 high risk domestic violence cases went to MARAC in Cumbria and 495 children identified by MARAC as being affected by domestic violence.

Any agency/ organisation can refer to MARAC Agencies should assess the level of risk to the victim and any children, when a domestic abuse disclosure is made or when domestic abuse is identified, using the CAADA-DASH Risk Indicator Checklist. threshold for MARAC is 14 ticks on the checklist (high risk) or where professional judgement warrants a MARAC referral. Police can also refer based on 3 police call outs within a 12 month period. For information on the MARAC process, risk assessment check list and how to refer please contact the MARAC Coordinators.

For more information on the MARAC process contact the MARAC Coordinators , agency toolkits can also be found on the CAADA The MARAC Administration pack is also available in the resources section.

MARAC Co-ordinators:

Karen Pochec - Email: Tel: 101 Option 2 Ext 48725

Kelly Brown - Email:  Tel: 101 Option 2 Ext 48309