The IDAA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate) provides a crisis intervention service and will help you and your family to minimise future risks of harm. They will ensure that when you exit this service, you can continue to be supported by relevant agencies.
The IDAA will:
- provide a safety plan
- signpost you to relevant services
- Liaise with agencies on your behalf
- Attend MARAC on your behalf to ensure your voice is at the centre of the meeting
What is MARAC?
MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) is a meeting where representatives from a number of organisations discuss the safety, health and well-being of peo[le experiencing domestic abuse.
If you have been referred to MARAC, it is because there are concerns about your safety s a result of domestic abuse.
Who attends MARAC?
The IDAA is at the MARAC to explain your concerns to staff from Housing, Social Work, police, Women’s Aid, and Education.
Other agencies which support you can be invited. Agencies will identify ways to make you and your family safer, identifying risks to you and your family and offering their services if appropriate to your needs.
- You will not attend MARAC, this is the role of the Advocacy worker
- The IDAA will represent your views and concerns at the meeting
- A safety plan will be agreed and put in place