A new Domestic Abuse Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Team (MARAT) came into effect in July 2016. The new team has been formed to accommodate the changes to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) process and will ensure new domestic abuse cases are handled quickly and efficiently – under the new model every high level case will be heard at MARAC within two weeks of being reported. The new model should also increase agency representation, reduce duplication, improve information sharing and make actions clearer and more accountable.
The changes to MARAC will affect anyone currently working with high level domestic abuse families.
The new MARAT teams are made up of a stable membership of representatives from:
- Essex Police
- Adult and Children's Social Care
- Health (including Mental Health)
- Essex Community Rehabilitation Company
- Substance Misuse
- National Probation Service (where relevant)
- And in Southend & Thurrock some additional services
If your organisation is not on this list, your valuable contribution will still be fully utilised. You will receive information and will be able to make a contribution.