Victims/survivors of domestic abuse - multi-agency risk assessment and interventions: report

A report relating to the development of Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (Maracs) covering views, themes and recommendations identified at a series of stakeholder deep dive sessions in 2021.

1. Note on Context

This report was originally drawn up following a consultation in 2019 and deep dive sessions in May-July 2021.

Since this work was undertaken there have been changes and developments in the operation of Maracs across Scotland. Notably, while at the time this report was written there were 32 Maracs operating across 29 local authorities, since August 2022 there are 35 Maracs operating across all 32 local authorities.

Meanwhile, the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and more recently the cost of living crisis, has increased the vulnerability of those affected by domestic abuse and brought services in the violence against women and girls sector under additional strain.

The report provides a snapshot of the views and learning from the 2019-2021 period, together with themes and recommendations identified at a workshop held in November 2022 with stakeholders.



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