Domestic Abuse: MARAC and Risk Assessment ( RIC) Training

(Please note you will have attended a Understanding & Responding to Domestic Abuse Level 1 before attending this training)

Training Dates

13th September – 9.30am – 1pm

7th December – 1.30pm – 5pm

MARAC – multi-agency risk assessment conferencing – is a process that identifies highest risk victims of domestic abuse. Through multi-agency sharing of information and case discussion, a risk/safety management plan is agreed to assist in reducing the risk to the victim, any children involved and others. You and/or your staff may be asked to provide information to the MARAC or you may have serious concerns about a victim / family known to your service. This training will provide key information about the overall process, the crucial role you play in reducing risks for these families and how to use the risk assessment tool (RIC).

Target Audience:

Staff from the statutory and voluntary sectors, particularly from the following MARAC partner agencies:

  • Police (local officers, managers and response officers)
  • NHS & HSCP (health visiting, midwifery, addictions, GPs, school nurses)
  • Education (school managers, child protection/domestic abuse co-ordinators, family & community support teams and educational psychology)
  • Housing / Local Services Network
  • Social Work (including children & families and criminal justice)
  • Voluntary Sector, eg. Women’s Aid, sexual abuse agencies and BME agencies
  • Court Service providers
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Substance and mental health practitioners

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Define domestic abuse and understand this in our area
  • Understand a multi-agency approach to domestic abuse
  • Explain what our MARAC is, the way it works and your role
  • Carry out a domestic abuse risk assessment (RIC)
  • Understand the domestic abuse support services available in our area

Please contact emppo@eastlothian.gov.uk for further info or to book a place

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