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DASH RIC Form

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 (July 2018).

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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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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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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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S-DASH Risk Identification Checklist For Use in Stalking and Harassment Cases

This risk identification checklist can be used in all cases of stalking and harassment. It should be completed by professionals if there are two or more incidents of stalking and harassment (reported or unreported) and/or if the victim is extremely frightened.

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Teen DASH RIC Form

If a young person discloses they are experiencing relationship abuse, this form should be used to assess their risk level before referring them for support. Read the Care Pathway for Young People to find out about the appropriate referral process.

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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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