Improving Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and interventions for victims of domestic abuse: consultation

A consultation to improve multi-agency risk assessment centres for victims of domestic abuse in Scotland.


1. Equally Safe delivery plan

2. Office of National Statistics (2016) Compendium – Homicide (average taken over 10 years)

3. Risk of harm through domestic abuse is assessed using the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH, 2009) Risk Identification and Assessment and Management Model:

4. On terminology: we understand that some people prefer the term "survivors" but are using the term "victims" throughout this consultation to illustrate the individual's continued risk of harm from domestic abuse.

5. The Scottish Government is funding SafeLives over £50,000 in 2018-2019 to support MARAC development in Scotland.

6. See footnote 8 for link to report.

7. Equally Safe, Scotland's strategy to prevent and eradicate violenc against women and girls

8. Equally Safe delivery plan


10 Although priorities 3 and 4 refer to men consistently as the perpetrators as Equally Safe's primary purpose is as a strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls, MARACs and the steps we are taking to support victims of domestic abuse are for all victims, regardless of sex or sexual orientation.


Email: Leonie Stone

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