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FVAWP - Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conferencing: Domestic Abuse and the Safety of High Risk Victims
When: 9.15am-4.30pm, Thursday 21 March 2019 Where: Town House, 2 Wemmysfield, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XW This event is being organised by Fife Violence Against Women Partnership (FVAWP) This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.
The MARAC process allows agencies to share information about very high risk cases of domestic abuse and together agree a Risk Management Plan (RMP). Whatever service/organisation you work in, you will be in contact with victims of domestic abuse. Victims need frontline staff to have an excellent understanding of risk in relation to domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is complex and requires a robust multi-agency response. Through the sharing of information and expertise, the MARAC process enhances the safety of the individuals at highest risk of further abuse.
Target audience: NHS Services (Public Health, Mental Health, Midwifery, Addiction, GPs, School Nurses). Education (all early years and school staff, Family and Community Support Team(FACST) and Educational Psychology). Housing Services including all Housing staff, Local Office staff and Housing Associations. Police (local officers, PPU). Social Work (Children & Families and Criminal Justice Services). 3rd Sector organisations including Fife Women's Aid, child and family support agencies, sexual abuse agencies, drug and alcohol support agencies.
In your role, you may have serious concerns for the safety of someone known to your service and seek to refer them in to the MARAC process. You may be asked to provide information to the MARAC case discussion by your agencies MARAC Representative or you may be asked to undertake tasking as a result of a MARAC. This seminar will provide key information about the MARAC process including information on:
Talking about domestic abuse with victims;
Risk Assessment and safety planning;
Making a referral to the MARAC process;
Information sharing and the MARAC meeting;
MARAC Risk Management Plans.
Develop a robust understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse;
Understand the impact of domestic abuse on the lives of victims, including children;
Have an increased awareness of risks associated with very high risk cases of domestic abuse and the value of a robust risk assessment tool;
Understand how the MARAC process can enhance the protection of victims including children living with domestic abuse;
Understand the MARAC process in Fife and the practitioner's role within it.
***Please note they do not supply refreshments or lunch however these can be purchased at an onsite cafe. Alternatively, there are shops within a 5 minute walk where you can purchase food.***