multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC)

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locally held meeting where statutory and voluntary agency representatives come together and share information about people at high risk of domestic abuse; any agency can refer an adult or child they believe to be at high risk of harm; the aim of the meeting is to produce a co-ordinated action plan to increase an adult or child’s safety, health and wellbeing; agencies that attend vary, but are likely to include the police, probation, health and housing services; over 250 are currently in operation in England and Wales

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