Merit & MARAC Awareness - Local domestic abuse referral pathways


The Safe2Speak team is made up of IDVA and Outreach workers who work with GOLD/high risk (MARAC cases) and SILVER/medium risk cases, respectively.

In order for a professional to make a referral to the team following a disclosure of domestic abuse – the Local Authority protocols states a MERIT risk assessment must be completed.

This assessment enables professionals to identify what level of risk the client is at and which referral path to follow to ensure the victim receives the right support.

The MERIT and MARAC training will cover all you need to know in terms of completing the MERIT risk assessment, identifying referral pathways and your role in referring to the MARAC and what happens during the MARAC process.
The training is highly beneficial for local professionals at all levels and not solely designed for front line practitioners as it does provide key information for strategic leads/management. Dates:

26/6/2021 - 1pm - 5pm

07/07/2021 - 1pm - 5pm

  • To book a place on the course please send an email to which includes your name, contact details, email address, name of team, agency and your managers email address.
  • Please include the date you wish to attend the training within the email.
  • Please include the name of the training in the title of the email
  • You will need access to Microsoft Teams to access the training.

Any advanced cancellation can be done by emailing Niccie Jones: All cancellations need to be made at least 5 working days prior to the training date. Any late cancellations or DNA's will be charged £50! 


September 2021

Date Time Duration Location Places Available  
29/09/2021 13:00-17:00 1 Day Virtual Training 30 Book