The main aim of a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference is to reduce the risk of serious harm to high-risk victims and his/her children by sharing the relevant and appropriate information.
The purpose of a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference
- Increase the safety, health & well-being of victims – adults & children.
- Determine whether the perpetrator poses significant risk to any individual or to the general community.
- Construct jointly & implement a risk management plan providing professional support to all those at risk.
- Reduce risk of harm & to reduce repeat victimisation.
- Improve agency accountability.
- Improve support for staff involved in high risk domestic abuse cases.
Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference meeting dates
Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences are held once a month in 5 different areas of the county. The meetings are chaired by Hertfordshire’s Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference manager, who is placed within the Constabulary’s Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit and are attended by the key agencies within the area who are signed up to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference operating and information sharing protocols.
Refer a case to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)
All statutory and non-statutory agencies who are signed up can refer victims to Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) provided a full Domestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour Based Abuse (DASH) risk assessment has been completed along with the MARAC referral form.
If you need advice about completing the risk assessment please contact an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor or a Domestic Abuse Officer. The completed form should be emailed to HertsMARAC@herts.pnn.police.uk.
MARAC Information sharing research form (docx 22KB)
MARAC Referral form with completion instructions (docx 31KB)
SafeLives DASH Risk Assessment Checklist (docx 26KB)
SafeLives DASH Risk Assessment Quick Start Guidance (docx 23KB)
For more information please call the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference Co-ordinator for Hertfordshire on 01707 638146.
Please email any Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference referrals or information from a secure email address.