Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)



The Waltham Forest MARAC is a monthly risk management meeting where professionals share information on high risk cases of domestic violence and abuse and put in place a risk management plan.

The MARAC aims to:

  • Share information to increase the safety, health and well-being of victims/survivors, adults and their children
  • Determine whether the alleged perpetrator poses a significant risk to any particular individual or to the general community
  • Construct jointly and implement a risk management plan that provides professional support to all those at risk and that reduces the risk of harm
  • Reduce repeat victimisation
  • Improve agency accountability, and
  • Improve support for staff involved in high-risk domestic abuse cases

SafeLives (previously known as CAADA) provides general information on MARACs and quality assures MARACs nationwide.

MARAC referrals

There are currently four criteria for referring a case to MARAC:

  • Visible high risk
  • Professional judgment
  • Potential escalation
  • Repeat cases

MARAC meetings are held monthly and are attended by professionals only. . 

  • If you are a practitioner and you would like further information, please contact: Waltham Forest MARAC Team on Telephone: 07789 480 655 or Email:  (secure email)