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Community MARAC

The Islington Community MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) is a multi-agency meeting where information is shared on vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The aim is to identify the highest risk, most complex cases and problem-solve the issues of concern. Victims also include those experiencing hate crime.

The main focus of the Community MARAC is on managing the risk to the vulnerable victim and / or perpetrator and providing options for increased safety. It also considers other persons affected and manages the behaviour of any perpetrator. The panel will decide on the best approach to managing the overall risk to the victim, perpetrator or community and on effective safety planning strategies.

Who can be referred?

A victim/perpetrator should be referred by professionals if they are vulnerable or at risk to either themselves or others. The case may be complex or involve a multi-agency approach but will not fall under the responsibility of another panel. A referral form and risk assessment form are completed by professionals in the police, council or housing providers and are passed to the Community Safety Team. The referral may or may not be a repeat caller to the police and or council.

Referral forms for professionals are available by contacting the Community Risk Coordinator on the details below.

Who attends meetings?

Meetings are chaired by the Chief Inspector for Neighbourhood Policing (co-chaired by the council’s Community Safety Team) and held every month. They are well attended by 20 plus people with some officers only attending for specific cases. Core members include Police, Community Safety, Out-of-Hours ASB/Noise Team, Victim Support, Fire Brigade, Supporting People, Adult Social Care, Floating Support, Camden & Islington Foundation Trust (Mental Health Assessment & Advice Team), LBI & PFI Housing, and other registered housing providers.

For further advice, referral forms and guidance contact:

Nalini Trivedi, Community Risk Coordinator on 020 7527 1802 or email Nalini.trivedi@islington.gov.uk

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