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Best Practice Guidance for MARACs in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City

This sets out the approach of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City to the Domestic Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC), a meeting attended by different agencies for joint working on support and protection for high-risk victims of domestic violence and abuse (2017).

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DASH RIC Referral Process

A process map for referrals in Nottingham City and Nottingham County to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference for people living with domestic abuse, at all levels of risk, using the DASH RIC form (2017).

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Guidance to Questions on the DASH RIC

This guidance is designed for anyone completing the DASH RIC form, which should be used by all non-police agency staff or volunteers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who receive a disclosure of domestic abuse. The guidance will help with assessing and indicating the risk of a survivor, any children or vulnerable adults (2017).

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Integrated Offender Management

This operating manual has been compiled primarily for operational managers and other professionals working within the local Integrated Offender Management programme. However, sections of the manual can be extracted and used to brief external staff or to provide the basis for briefings and training.

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LGBT DASH RIC Special Considerations Checklist

This pilot document is a set of LGBT-specific ‘special considerations’ to be used in conjunction with the DASH RIC form. Its purpose is to inform your professional judgement when assessing the risk associated with domestic abuse, including so-called ‘honour’-based violence, experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people (2018).

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MARAC Referral Form (DASH RIC)

This DASH RIC form should be used by all non-police agency staff or volunteers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who receive a disclosure of domestic abuse. The form allows you to assess the risk to the person experiencing abuse and make an appropriate referral for support. To refer a case to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) you must complete this form and send it securely using the contact information on the form.

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MARAC Referral Process

This explains the process of referral of high risk cases to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC), a meeting attended by different agencies for joint working on support and protection for high-risk victims of domestic violence and abuse.

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Operating Protocol for Nottinghamshire MARACs

This provides operational guidance to all statutory, voluntary, community partners involved in the Nottinghamshire County Domestic Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs), detailing aims, responsibilities and structure of the MARAC (2017).

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Quality Assurance of the DASH RIC

This briefing helps team leaders, senior practitioners and designated safeguarding leads to quality assure all DASH RIC assessments completed by their agency that are classed as high risk, based on professional judgement, severity and/or frequency (2017).

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Use of Professional Judgement in Completing the DASH RIC

Information for anyone completing the DASH RIC form about what to consider when using professional judgement in their risk assessment. It helps workers to make appropriate high-risk referrals to the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and provide a useful rationale for their decisions (2017).

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