What is a MARAC?

MARAC stands for Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference.  It is a meeting attended by agencies to discuss cases of domestic violence that professionals consider to be ‘high risk’.  The purpose of the MARAC is so that all the agencies involved in helping victims can agree how best to offer protection - this could include fitting alarms, offering alternative accommodation or referring to IDAS for support.  Agencies that attend MARACs include the police, housing, IDAS and health.